All Research Reports (121)
Assess the trends and performance of four key economic indicators in communities adjacent to national monuments: population, employment, personal income, and per capita income.
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.
Explore and Download National Forest Cut & Sold Report Statistics
Explore and Download National Forest Gross Receipts Statistics
UPDATED: Headwaters Economics has produced two interactive maps to help users better understand the range of commercial activities on National Forests at the Forest, state and forest region levels.
This interactive and background materials, updated for 2013, show visits, spending, and the number of jobs created in gateway communities for each of the National Park Service units.
Study finds no evidence of a relationship between wildfire suppression costs and Firewise participation, suggesting policy focus on other solutions to lower future expenditures, such as preventing development in high risk areas.
Reviews how western communities are addressing wildfire risk, how they have responded to recent major fires, and useful lessons and public policy insights for the future.
Economic Impacts of Visitation and Expenditures
This report provides a way to calculate the economic impacts of natural resource restoration activities to nearby communities that should be helpful to local officials, agency staff, and policy analysts.