17 Jul '11, 3pm

Backyard Habitat: Making Dollars and Sense In Your Yard - National Wildlife Federation via @NWF

Backyard Habitat: Making Dollars and Sense In Your Yard - National Wildlife Federation via @NWF

Sustainable landscapes have more subtle economic benefits as well. By calculating how much money property owners save by avoiding flood damage, recent studies have demonstrated the value of rain gardens, bioswales and other “low-impact development” measures designed to reduce storm-water runoff. Other research has shown how sustainable landscaping strategies can help lower taxes by reducing the cost of storm water infrastructure. For example, a 2007 study of the 73-square-mile Blackberry Creek watershed west of Chicago projected that by the year 2020, municipalities would save between $3.3 million and $4.5 million by employing low-impact development measures rather than conventional storm-water construction. It also estimated that by avoiding or reducing flood damage, the low-impact measures would increase area property values by $4.6 million.

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/news-and-magazines/national-wildlife/g...

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