More than 100 economists and academics urged President Obama to create and invest in new federal protected lands such as national parks, wilderness, and monuments.
Archives for 2011
Olympic Peninsula Economy and Potential Impact of Draft Wild Olympics Proposal
Report on the economy of the Olympics Peninsula and impact of the Wild Olympics proposal.
Preparing Missoula County for a Changing Climate
A report on socioeconomic conditions of Missoula County as part of public process of developing a climate change adaptation plan.
Public Lands Ranching in Southern Utah
A report on public lands ranching in southern Utah.
Carey, Idaho and Economic Recovery
This report summarizes interviews with local government and business leaders on obstacles to and opportunities for local economic recovery in Carey, Idaho from the last recession.
Northern California, Homes, and Cost of Wildfires
This Headwaters Economics study analyzes the impact of housing and climate on the costs of fighting forest fires in the twelve national forests of the Sierra Nevada.
Missoula County Homes at Risk in Flood and Wildfire Areas
These two slideshows and related information use Missoula County and Western Montana to show how many homes have been built in flood and wildfire hazard areas, which are vulnerable to larger and more frequent floods and fires.
EPS: Getting the Economics Right
Headwaters Economics has updated the Economic Profile System (EPS) to help decision makers access and analyze large amounts of information about their communities.
Drilling Rig Activity Nears 20-Year High
A graphical analysis of oil and natural gas drilling in the United States which now has returned to pre-recession levels.
Fossil Fuel Extraction and Western Economies
This study analyzes the fossil fuel economy in five Rocky Mountain states—CO, MT, NM, UT, and WY—and how states and communities can maximize benefits and minimize the costs of energy development.
National Monuments: Detailed Reports
Headwaters Economics created a series of reports on the economic performance of western communities near national monuments.