Economics of Land Conservation - A Study of Scarborough, Maine

Jeremy Wintersteen

Independent Study
Boston University School of Management
Public and Non-Profit Management Program
Final Report
Professor David Weil

Spring 1996

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Summary of Findings
  3. Scarborough
    1. Town Overview
      1. History
      2. Demographics
      3. Land Area
      4. Coastal Resources
      5. Land Use Trends, Zoning, Growth Patterns, and Open Space
      6. Water and Sewage
      7. Housing
      8. Transportation
      9. Public Safety
      10. Public Works
      11. Education
      12. Budget
      13. Conclusion
    2. Cost of Community Services Study
      1. Introduction
      2. Summary of Findings
      3. Other Cost of Community Services Studies
      4. Conclusion
    3. Economic and Social Benefits of Open Space in Scarborough
      1. Introduction
      2. Lobstering, Clamming, and Fishing
      3. Forestry and Agriculture
      4. Tourism, Recreation, and Outdoor Recreation
      5. Wetlands
      6. Real Estate Valuations and Property Taxes
      7. Other Benefits of Open Space
      8. Conclusion
  4. Conclusion
  5. Appendices
    1. Scarborough Zoning Ordinances
    2. Scarborough Open Space Inventory
    3. Scarborough Cost of Community Services Study (see spreadsheet)
    4. Methodology for Recalculated Scarborough Open Space Default Percentage
    5. Contacts and Interviews
  6. Bibliography

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Hypertext Editor's Note: The material in this report is presented as closely as possible in the form of the original printed report; however, three maps have not been included: zoning, new dwellings by area, and future land use maps. Richard Harvey ( Credits go to Jean Crowley for the aerial photography and to Jobe Doody for the scanning.

Creation Date: October 3, 1996
Jeremy Wintersteen, P.O. Box 8, Scarborough, Maine 04070