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Conservation Easements Along the Housatonic River

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Start Date
2011
End Date
2015

Summary

Using funds from an NRDAR settlement, FWS obligated $557,810 ($2011) to TNC of Massachusetts for the purchase of permanent conservation easements on approximately 200 acres of riparian lands along the Housatonic River in Salisbury, Connecticut. Conservation of riparian habitat will help to (1) protect water quality; (2) protect nesting habitat for migratory songbirds and other wildlife, including several rare and endangered plants, turtles, salamanders and dragonflies; and (3) maintain the scenic, agrarian character of the region. These efforts provide a beneficial tradeoff from the harm to the river and associated wildlife caused by historical polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination. Economic Impacts of Restoration. From [...]

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typeRestoration Type
valueRiparian/Farmland Preservation
typeTotal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$61,000
typeJob-Years
valueNot Available
typeLabor Income (2014 dollars)
valueNot Available
typeValue Added (2014 dollars)
valueNot Available
typeEconomic Output (2014 dollars)
valueNot Available
typeJob-Years per $1M
valueNot Available
typeLabor Income per $1M
valueNot Available
typeValue Added per $1M
valueNot Available
typeEconomic Output per $1M
valueNot Available
typePercent of Expenditures Spent Locally
value100%
typeLocal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$61,000
typeLocal Job-Years
value1
typeLocal Labor Income (2014 dollars)
value$59,000
typeLocal Value Added (2014 dollars)
valueNot Available
typeLocal Economic Output (2014 dollars)
value$121,000
typeEconomy Extent
valueNational Economic Impacts

Conservation easement along the Houstatonic River
Conservation easement along the Houstatonic River

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