All Research Reports (105)
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.
Explore and Download National Forest Cut & Sold Report Statistics
This post summarizes our research on county payments, including a single payment proposal to combine SRS, revenue sharing, and PILT; recent testimony before the U.S. Senate; and interactive maps that show commercial activities on National Forests.
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.
Headwaters Economics has created an interactive map that shows the amount of per capita income explained by protected federal lands for each county in the non-metropolitan western U.S.
New Study, Interactive Map Show the Amount of Per Capita Income (PCI) Explained by Protected Land
This report focuses on the challenges for state and local communities caused by unconventional oil and natural gas development and a number of fiscal best practices that address them.
This post summarizes two larger reports on the economic costs and benefits of a new National Park and Recreation Area for Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties, Maine.
This summary highlights the major research Headwaters Economics has conducted concerning controlling fire suppression costs, state case studies, and the growth of homes in the WUI.