All Research Reports (128)

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The Tongass Transition Framework: A New Path Forward?

This report examines whether the Tongass National Forest’s Transition Framework, which proposed a “new path forward,” is working to enhance economic opportunities for southeast Alaska communities while conserving the National Forest.

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Protected: Oil & Gas Revenue

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Protected: Oil & Gas Production

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Reducing Wildfire Risk to Communities

Nine solutions for controlling the pace, scale, and pattern of future development in the Wildland-Urban Interface

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How Is Fracking Shaping Your Community and Economy?

Monitoring can help local governments better understand the socioeconomic impacts caused by energy development, and support requests to industry and state government for assistance to implement appropriate mitigation.

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Lessons for Wildfire from Federal Flood Risk Management Programs

This paper reviews the experience, both positive and negative, of national floodplain management programs to draw lessons for new approaches to reduce the costs and risks posed by wildfire to properties in the WUI.

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Benefits of Renewable Energy in the West Vary Widely

The West is rich in renewable energy opportunities, but our research demonstrates that property tax revenues from this development vary widely across 17 rural study counties.

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National Monuments: Economic Performance Before and After Designation

Assess the trends and performance of four key economic indicators in communities adjacent to national monuments: population, employment, personal income, and per capita income.

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The Economic Importance of National Monuments to Local Communities

UPDATED: Research and interactive map showing that the economies of communities adjacent to 17 national monuments studied in the West all expanded following the monument’s creation.

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National Forest Timber Sales and Timber Cuts, FY 1980-2013

Explore and Download National Forest Cut & Sold Report Statistics

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