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Modeling Land Protection Impact Assessment for the Open Space Institute

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project uses Model My Watershed to estimate water quality benefits of forest land protection. The overall objectives of this work product are to provide information that communicates the impact and value of forest protection/conservation activities within the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (and beyond) and improve modeling tools for future land protection modeling.

Funded by: Open Space Institute and William Penn Foundation

Project Lead: David B. Arscott

Collaborators: Barry Evans, Lin Perez, and Ali Shokoufandeh (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University); Claire Jantz (Center for Land Use and Sustainability, Shippensburg University)

Project Year: 2019