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Restoration and the Economy

Ecological restoration creates jobs, stimulates economic activity and generates long-term economic value by improving ecosystems services.

The people of Massachusetts have long understood the benefits that restored ecosystems provide for humans and wildlife, but until recently the economic value of that restoration hadn’t been quantified. To address this information gap, we commissioned three studies to estimate the economic benefits produced by our restoration projects. We learned that investment in ecological restoration creates jobs, stimulates the economy and helps communities save money in the long term. By restoring the functions that generate ecosystem services, we also make Massachusetts an even better place to live. Read a summary of the three reports or read the full reports below.