All Research Reports (110)
This paper demonstrates that when fossil fuel development plays a prominent, long-term role in local western economies there are negative effects on per capita income, crime rates, and educational attainment.
This summary analyzes the West’s economy, the region’s economic performance, and what is driving economic growth.
This post summarizes our analysis of recent Senate and House bills; a single payment proposal to combine SRS, revenue sharing, and PILT; testimony before the U.S. Senate; and interactive maps that show commercial activities on National Forests.
This report shows that many North Dakota communities are not receiving the resources necessary to build and maintain infrastructure and to provide services during the boom.
This report provides an initial analysis of the potential economic impact of protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands area in Malheur County.
Wildfires are becoming more severe and expensive. This report describes how the protection of homes in the Wildland-Urban Interface has added to these costs and concludes with a brief discussion of solutions that may help control escalating costs.
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Fighting wildfires costs have averaged more than $3 billion per year, and home protection contributes substantially to this amount. The majority of the WUI in the West is currently undeveloped, but building on these lands will significantly drive up costs.