Valuing Nature's Services Toolkit


It can be difficult to make the case for conservation to local leaders who must balance many community needs.

When speaking with local officials, SVT explains that conservation has many "co-benefits" that have tangible economic values, such as reducing flood risks and improving public health. Thanks to a working group of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition (MLTC), which was led by SVT, we now have data to support our assertions about the value of nature's services.

The working group partnered with consultant Jessica Sargent from Primrose Research Group to develop a toolkit of materials that anyone can download and use to educate, inform, or advocate for land conservation in their community.

We encourage you to use these materials in your own local advocacy.

Toolkit Components