Banking on Nature
National wildlife refuges pumped $2.4 billion into the economy, supported more than 35,000 jobs and produced $792.7 million in job income for local communities in Fiscal Year 2011, according to a new economic analysis.

 

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Earlier Banking on Nature Reports

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Download 2004 report (1.2 MB PDF)

 

2012 Proximity Study
A national study shows that in urban areas across three regions of the country owning a home near a national wildlife refuge increases home value and helps support the surrounding community's tax base. Learn more…

 

2012 Visitor Satisfaction Study
An overwhelming percentage of visitors surveyed at national wildlife refuges in 2010 and 2011 were favorably impressed with the recreational opportunities, education and services on these public lands, according to a national survey released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more…

 

2012 Climate Satisfaction Survey
Visitors to national wildlife refuges are concerned about the impact of climate change on America’s fish, wildlife and plants ─ and they also support efforts to help native species adapt to changing climate conditions, according to a national survey in 2012. Learn more…