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    Local and State Resources

  • Clinton Greenway Conservation Trust, organization dedicated to preserving open space, which also serves as the non-profit umbrella for funds raised and donated for the preservation of Rauscher Farm.
     
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees, regional land trust founded in 1953 to protect wildlife habitat and the ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers Valley for the benefit of present and future generations.
     
  • Hayfield and Grassland Management
  • Hayfield Management and Grassland Bird Conservation, a paper published by Cornell University Cooperative Extension
     
  • Transforming Fields into Grassland Bird Habitat, a paper published by Cornell University Cooperative Extension

  • Enhancing Pastures for Grassland Bird Habitat, a paper published by Cornell University Cooperative Extension
     
  • Economics of Open Space
  • Costs of Community Services, a fact sheet from the University of Illinois shows that many academic studies confirm that the cost of community services nearly always exceeds the added tax revenue from residential development.
     
  • Does Open Space Pay, a study published by the University of New Hampshire shows added cost of communinity services exceed tax revenue from residential development.
     
  • Conventional Development vs. Managed Growth, A study published in the American Journal of Public Health evaluates conventional (unplanned) development, managed growth, and the cost of public services in the United States.

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