Can land conservation lead to economic growth? Some say no—because conservation prevents new development—but a new study published in the journal Conservation Biology shows that land conservation led to job growth in New England. Carolee McGrath sat down with report co-authors Katharine Sims, Amherst College Professor of Economics, and conservationist Spencer Meyer to discuss the findings of their first-of-its-kind research. 

This segment originally aired on May 20, 2019.