Western U.S. Results (124)
Research Update: Summer 2013 Rising Wildfire Costs Headwaters Economics worked with a retired Congressional Research Service staffer to produce this background report on the rising costs of wildfires as part of our long-term commitment to address this issue. New Atlas Explores Climate and Economy This interactive provides detailed information to help users evaluate economic, land [...]
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.
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.
Research Update: Winter 2013 84% of WUI Lands Undeveloped and New Building Will Drive Fire Costs As part of our ongoing research on fire costs, this new study shows 84 percent of private lands near fire-prone public forests in the West today are undeveloped. Using 2010 Census data we provide both county-by-county and state-level analysis [...]
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.
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 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.
Headwaters Economics created a series of reports on the economic performance of western communities near national monuments.
This report finds that the West’s popular national parks, monuments, wilderness areas and other public lands offer its growing high-tech and services industries a competitive advantage.