Does Open Space Pay?

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In 1996, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension published Does Open Space Pay? a compilation of economic studies of Fremont, Deerfield, Dover and Stratham. The cost of community services (COCS) process was used to compare residential, commercial, industrial and open-space land use categories in each community. The process was developed by the American Farmland Trust, an organization working to protect agricultural lands throughout the country. 

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Steven Roberge
Extension State Specialist, Forest Resources
Assoc State Spec Professor
Phone: (603) 862-4861
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824