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Working lands not only provide intrinsic value but also security and protection of the county’s sources of foods and fiber, and jobs for millions of Americans. Ecological benefits of these areas can include:
Through avoided conversion and carbon sequestration projects on land and in water, they can also offer climate change mitigation benefits. Three major types of “working” land types are:
Preserving these spaces helps to improve local economies, conserve landscapes, enhance ecosystems, and maintain generations of tradition.