Webinar recording: The economics of conservation

On July 11, Ray Rasker of Headwaters Economics presented on overview on the link between economic growth and protected public lands, and available software and tools.

Webinar summary:

  • A typology of the ways that conservation provides benefits (jobs, income, tax revenues, non-market values, value from ecosystem services
  • A brief review of the literature, focusing on jobs (what has the most currency these days)
  • An example: National Monuments interactive tool
  • The notion that there are Three Wests, and how communities benefit from conservation depends to a large extent on their access to markets
  • An interactive tool showing the Three Wests
  • A quick and easy way to learn about YOUR economy -- aimed at non-economists: demonstration of the free, on-line economic profile software and several on-line interactive tools.

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