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Carbon County Return on Environment

Study evaluating the economic benefits of land conservation and outdoor recreation in Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Carbon County annual return on environment:

Avoided costs:

  • Natural system services: $652.4 million
  • Air pollution removal impact on health: $7.9 million

Outdoor recreation revenues:

  • Outdoor recreation: $108.8 million
  • Jobs: 823
  • Economic output: $26.5 million
  • State and local taxes: $5.1 million

Open space impact on property value:

  • $14.4 million in added annual property tax revenue from properties in proximity to water

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