Land Conservation Policy

Land Conservation Policy

Public policy decisions impacting land conservation in the Commonwealth. 

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Virginia General Assembly legislation

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The Virginia General Assembly will meet in January. Check back to find out more about legislation relating to Land Conservation!

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PEC Releases Report on the The Economic Benefits of Natural Goods and Services

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Virginia receives a myriad of economic benefits from its natural resources in the form of market products, non-market services, and added value.

Using a value transfer approach, this study leverages the results of pre-existing studies to quantify the estimated annual contribution of nine such natural services – water quality, water supply, pollination, recreation, forest products, farm products, disturbance prevention, habitat, and carbon sequestration – to be approximately $21.8 billion.

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