All Research Reports (118)


National Park’s Economic Impacts

Economic Impacts of Visitation and Expenditures

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Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

Economic Impact of National Park Service Units

Updated with latest data, this interactive and background materials show visits, spending, and the number of jobs created in gateway communities for each of the National Park Service units.

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Non-Labor Income: Large and Growing in Importance Across the West

Non-labor income (NLI) is one of the largest and fastest growing sources of income in the West, constituting 34 percent of total personal income in 2011; and 60 percent of net growth in real personal income during the last decade.

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Long-Term Energy Development Has Negative Impacts on Western Counties

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.

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The Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection

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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West’s Economy Outperforming Rest of United States

This summary analyzes the West’s economy, the region’s economic performance, and what is driving economic growth.

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County Payments Timeline

County Payments Research

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.

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Owyhee Canyonlands Hold Economic Potential

This report provides an initial analysis of the potential economic impact of protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands area in Malheur County.

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Med-western US states

Unconventional Oil Revenues to Local Governments

This report compares how local governments receive production tax revenue from unconventional oil extraction across seven major oil-producing states: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.

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National Forest Gross Receipts from Commercial Activities, FY 1986-2012

Explore and Download National Forest Gross Receipts Statistics

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