The Return on Investment: The Economic Value of Colorado's Conservation Easements

Conservation easements are the primary land preservation tool in Colorado, accounting for more than two-thirds of all conserved land in the state. The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) has partnered with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and other conservation organizations to determine the economic value of Colorado’s conservation easements. Researchers found that $595 million investment in conservation easements returned $3.51 billion in public benefits. A return of $6 for every $1 invested.

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Jessica Sargent-Michaud
Boston, MA: The Trust for Public Land
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Publication Date: 
December 1, 2009
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Reports and Studies