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A recent study shows that those living in areas with more green space are happier and healthier. This can lead to lower healthcare costs.
Author(s): Jackie Rigley
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WWF&C partners conduct a range of research projects to better understand the value and impacts of conservation on land and communities.
Initiative: Research
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New research from Harvard Forest and published in "Environmental Research Letters" shows striking disparities in the distribution of conserved land across multiple dimensions of social marginalization in New England - and creates a tool to help address them. But Harvard Forest authors Lucy Lee and Jonathan Thompson - with colleagues Neenah Estrella-Luna of Boston´╗┐, and Kate Sims and Margot Lurie ('21) of Amherst College - didn't stop at identifying the problems. They also created tools that will be part of the solution.
Initiative: Research
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A 2-page summary of the report, Does Land Conservation Raise Property Taxes? Evidence from New England Cities and Towns. The report assesses the economic impacts of land conservation throughout New England municipalities and communities over 15 years.
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A Question and Answer document with the authors of the report, Does Land Conservation Raise Property Taxes? Evidence from New England Cities and Towns.
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In this course from Pennsylvania State University, students learn how Conservation GIS applies geospatial problem solving to ecological research and resource management issues to enhance conservation planning.
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