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To help community leaders, elected officials, trail users, and others better understand the benefits of trails Headwaters Economics compiled more than 90 studies on the impacts of trails in a single library, searchable by type of benefit, use, year, and region.
Like many rural counties in the West, Wheeler County faces economic difficulties. It also has untapped resources and opportunities, which suggest the possibility of a brighter economic future.
This updated report analyzes the economic value of public lands in Grand County, Utah and the important role that these lands play for local businesses and elected officials because of the close tie between public land resources and the well-being of the region’s economy.
This report summarizes Montana’s economy, analyzing how it has grown and what is driving its performance, including a description of how federal lands help attract people, investment, and businesses.
INSIGHT, Dec. 23, 2014: A sample of research and free tools available to help communities better understand the potential socioeconomic impacts of climate change.
County migration and population trends in the West constantly change due to demographic and economic forces. We summarize counties into four types: high-wage services, farm-dependent, oil and natural gas boom, and retirement destinations.
This report provides an overview of the Blackfoot River watershed’s economy and summarizes the findings from six focus groups, held during the summer of 2014, to explore economic opportunities.
This report examines whether the Tongass Transition Framework, which proposed a “new path forward,” is working to enhance economic opportunities in southeast Alaska while conserving the National Forest.
It’s time to create a natural resources trust. Unlike most countries and state governments, the U.S. has not created a natural resources trust. This article uses timber and offshore payments to show how a fund would work to meet volatility and spending challenges.
INSIGHT, Dec. 4, 2014: Understanding the local economy, and how it compares to peers, is a crucial part of smart community and economic development. Headwaters Economics just uploaded the latest data (through 2013) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis for every county in the nation.