Healthy Lands & Healthy Economies

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The Healthy Lands & Healthy Economies Initiative – Nature’s Value in Santa Clara County is the first-ever regional economic valuation of open space lands. The value of the County’s benefits from nature (clean air, water supply and quality, reduced fire and flood risk, wildlife habitat, pollination, healthy food and recreation) ranges from $1.6 to $3.9 billion annually. For more information visit the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority website.