Return on Investment: How putting a dollar figure on the value of conserved lands can help save more of them
The fall issue of the Land Trust Alliance Saving Land magazine highlights recent grants to land trusts for remote monitoring projects, transformative partnerships between land trusts and Indigenous groups and NRI's work to define the economic value of protected lands.
Written by Marina Schauffler, the article Return on Investment: How putting a dollar figure on the value of conserved lands can help save more of them features a collaboration between NRI, Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT) and the Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC) to produce a study estimating the value of three key ecosystem services—water, wildlife and agricultural production—on conservation easement properties in Texas. The result was the recent Conservation Easements in Texas report and, eventually, the retrospective examination assessing the value of agricultural easement lands conserved through the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program.
We're thrilled to be included in the latest Saving Lands magazine as we work collectively to solve complex natural resource challenges.