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    Author(s): Greg Jones
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Finch, Deborah M. Rocky Mountain Riparian Digest. Rocky Mountain Riparian Digest. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 3-4.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Riparian areas commonly represent only a small percentage of a landscape, but typically are more structurally diverse and more productive in plant and animal biomass than adjacent upland areas. Yet, this small percentage of land area provides many benefits to society. These benefits, however, are not generally accounted for in market transactions. One exception to this appears to be private property values. Studies in both Arizona and Oregon found that proximity to a stream corridor increased the value of vacant land in residential areas by as much as 10 to 27 percent.

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    Citation

    Jones, Greg. 2008. Social and economic value of riparian environments. In: Finch, Deborah M. Rocky Mountain Riparian Digest. Rocky Mountain Riparian Digest. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 3-4.

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    riparian environments, social and economic value, private property values

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