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Saving Special Places

The Dollars and Sense of Saving Special Places is a slide show that has been widely presented to many New Hampshire audiences. It was created and co-sponsored by the Forest Society and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation in 1997, under the name Dollars and Sense of Open Space. It was updated and renamed in 2004 under the sponsorship of CLCA and UNH Cooperative Extensionís Community Conservation Assistance Program. The many presentations have been credited as a major factor in the growing municipal understanding of the economic value of keeping special lands in open space uses.

The current version of the presentation is a lively program that examines the effect of growth, the benefits of open space, the economics of land use, and funding sources available to support land conservation projects in New Hampshire communities. Because each presentation is customized for the audience, it can address specific areas of interest or concern to that audience.

Both CLCA staff members are trained in making this presentation, as are a number of people around the state. The typical fee for the presentation is $100. If you want to learn more about the presentation, contact Sharon Hughes at UNH Cooperative Extension (862-1029, or the CLCA at

Learn a little more about the presentation and see some of the images by viewing the program brochure.