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INSIGHT, Oct. 30, 2014: It’s All Hallow’s Eve, so we decided to look at western counties where the dead most recently were living. But a high death rate does not mean a county is faring poorly. Like most things, it’s complicated.
INSIGHT, Oct. 29, 2014: Protected federal lands (such as Wilderness or National Parks) not only preserve unique landscapes, but have the potential to attract in-migrants such as baby boomers, which in turn help support a robust local economy.
INSIGHT, Oct. 24, 2014: Today’s economy is much different than what we hear in the rhetoric from current politicians. We need our leaders to wrestle with current problems rather than old ones.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.