Return on Investment Study: Montana Conservation Corps

Description : This study estimates the Montana Conservation Corps program’s ROI to be between $0.66 and $126.05, depending on a) how long AmeriCorps members experience increased earnings as a result of the program and b) whether low, average, or high estimates of ecosystem benefits to society are used. Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is an environmental service program dedicated to promoting field research and direct conservation service. Key Findings

  • Benefits of MCC include:
    • Benefits to various stakeholders of ecosystem services, reduced wildfire damage, other environmental benefits, and trail access.
    • Additional earnings by AmeriCorps members.
    • Living allowances, stipends, and education awards.
    • Increased tax revenue for government.
    • Reduced lifetime spending on corrections, public assistance, and social insurance.
  • The program produces strong returns for the medium- and long-term scenarios when benefits to AmeriCorps members, society, and state/local governments are included.
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Publish Date : September 2023

Author/Source : AmeriCorps

Type : Research/Report