Research on the history and context of county payments which play an important role in many rural communities–influencing public lands management, economic development, and funding for local schools, roads, and public safety.
Archives for 2010
This post summarizes a newsletter discussing the future of county payments, a White Paper to better to understand how possible reforms, and other research items.
The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program works with many communities across the U.S.
This report studies the possible effects of climate change in the Crown of the Continent on two “snow-pack” dependent sectors of the economy–downhill skiing and recreational fishing.
This site documents the economic and demographic conditions of counties bordering the Yellowstone River, and displays maps showing past, current, and forecasted residential development along the river.
This newsletter summary highlights a study that compares how Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming—five states with vast traditional but also significant clean energy resources—are taking advantage of clean energy opportunities to create green jobs.
The report analyzes the economic and fiscal challenges facing Deschutes County and provides recommendations to improve economic prospects.
The Clean Energy report compares how Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are taking advantage of clean energy and energy efficiency opportunities to create green jobs.
This report summarizes research and policy documents, and provides a brief overview of the status of oil shale development in the U.S. West.
The Siskiyou region is undergoing a significant economic transition. This report examines the region, counties within the region, and industry-level details.
While a handful of companies reported being active in the field-testing of new technologies in 2009, only one company had announced plans to upscale to a prototype (semi-works scale) facility.