Restoration Economy in Massachusetts

Economic Restoration Reports

It has long been recognized that healthy ecosystems hold important societal value and that restoration of degraded habitats generates significant benefits for people and the environment.  Prior to this study however, the benefits of ecological restoration had not been translated into monetary effects on the Massachusetts economy.  To address this information gap, DER initiated a two-phase study in 2011 to begin to estimate the economic value and return on investment of restoration projects in Massachusetts.  The goal of the study was to improve our understanding of economic effects and to underpin the qualitative benefits of restoration with quantified dollar value estimates.

Phase 1: Economic Impacts of Ecological Restoration in Massachusetts

Phase 1 analyzed the expenditures for four representative projects and entered them into a model of the Massachusetts economy. 

Economic Impacts of Ecological Restoration in Massachusetts pdf format of Economic Impacts of Ecological Restoration in MA
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Phase 2: Estimates of Ecosystem Service Values from Ecological Restoration Projects in Massachusetts

Phase 2 of the study estimates the economic value of selected ecosystem services improved by DER projects.

Ecosystem Services Report Summary pdf format of Ecosystem Services Report Summary
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Ecosystem Services Full Report pdf format of Ecosystem Services Full Report

Newsletters

A quarterly electronic newsletter from the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER). If you would like to receive the DER Newsletter, please email the office.

 

Ebb and Flow Newsletter #21 October, 2014 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #21 October, 2014
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Feature Article: Gone Fishin': Success on the larger scale takes action on a small scale

 

Ebb and Flow Newsletter #20 June, 2014 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #20 June, 2014
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Feature Article: 20 Days Start to Finish: DER Helps the Town of Harwich Remove a Failing Dam

 

Ebb and Flow Newsletter #19 March, 2014 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #19 March, 2014
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Feature Article: Protecting & Restoring Wild Trout and other Fisheries Habitat in the North and South Rivers Watershed

Past Newsletters

2013

Ebb and Flow Newsletter #18 December, 2013 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #18 December, 2013
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Ebb and Flow Newsletter #17 October, 2013 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #17 October, 2013
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Ebb and Flow Newsletter #16 June, 2013 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #16 June, 2013
 
Ebb and Flow Newsletter #15 March, 2013 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #15
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2012

Ebb and Flow Newsletter #14 December, 2012 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #14, December, 2012
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Ebb and Flow Newsletter #13 August, 2012 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #13 August, 2012
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Ebb and Flow Newsletter #12 April, 2012 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #12 April, 2012
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 Ebb and Flow Newsletter #11 January, 2012 pdf format of Ebb and Flow Newsletter #11 January, 2012
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Strategic Plan

DER Strategic Plan pdf format of DER Strategic Plan Summary

An executive summary of the Division of Ecological Restoration's mission, five-year strategic goals and key initiatives.

 

DER Annual Reports

DER Annual Report 2013 pdf format of DER Annual Report 2013
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DER Annual Report 2012 pdf format of DER Annual Report 2012
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DER Annual Report 2011 pdf format of der_annual_report_2011.pdf
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DER Annual Report 2010 pdf format of der_annual_report_2010.pdf
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DER Annual Report 2009 pdf format of annual.report.09.draft8.pdf
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