— Explore economic performance in Recreation Counties across the U.S.read moreof Recreation Counties Across the U.S.
— Explore and Download National Forest Gross Receipts Statisticsread moreof National Forest Gross Receipts from Commercial Activities, FY 1986-2017
— Explore and Download National Forest Cut & Sold Report Statisticsread moreof National Forest Timber Sales and Timber Cuts, FY 1980-2018
— Explore National Parks economic impacts from estimated visits, jobs, and labor income created by visitor spending in National Park Service lands.
Updated August 2019 with latest available data.
— Explore the socioeconomic conditions in communities surrounding our National Forestsread moreof National Forest Socioeconomic Indicators
— The interactive map identifies frequently threatened towns and cities, including the different sizes and distances of wildfires from nearby communities.read moreof Communities Threatened by Wildfire, 2000-2017
— Explore socioeconomic and land use trends in the western eleven states.
Updated July 2019 with latest available population, economic, and land ownership data.
— Assess the UPDATED trends and performance of four key economic indicators in communities adjacent to national monuments: population, employment, personal income, and per capita income.read moreof National Monuments: Economic Performance Before and After Designation
— Rural counties in the West with more federal lands performed better on average than their peers with less federal lands in four key economic measures. Explore the trends and exceptions across the rural West.read moreof Federal Lands in the Rural West: Liability or Asset?
— This tool explores socioeconomic trends in Gunnison County, Colorado and compares them to neighboring counties and the state of Colorado.read moreof Measuring Prosperity in Gunnison County, Colorado
— Compare the effectiveness of states’ oil and natural gas tax policies to see which states ensure that tax revenue is available in the right amount, time, and location to manage drilling-related increases in the local demand for services. See which states invest in long-term infrastructure and economic diversification.read moreof What Do Local Governments Receive from Oil and Gas Production Taxes?
— Explore seasonal use—including the amount, type, and timing—for 25 regional trails and pathwaysread moreof Trail and Pathway Use in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
— These interactive maps show how federal land payments are distributed to counties and states. Explore both the Payments History maps as well as the Policy Options maps which project what happens if SRS is not reauthorized or if PILT is reformed into a single payment to counties.read moreof County Payments: History, Context, and Policy
— Click the column headers in the data table below to change the sort order.read moreof Federal Lands Performance: Sortable Table by County
— Research shows there are three distinctly different types of counties in the West, defined by their access to major markets and population centers.read moreof Three Wests
— Explore benefits of Land and Water Conservation Fund projects.read moreof Land & Water Conservation Fund, 2011 – 2014
— This interactive shows how the social and economic characteristics of the Great Lakes Region are impacted by regionally specific changes in climate. It was developed in partnership with the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities at the University of Michigan.read moreof Socioeconomics and Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
— Explore the four county types and their migration and natural population change (births and deaths).read moreof Migration & Population Trends in the West Vary by County Type
— Among western counties, non-labor income makes up 41 percent of total personal income and is growing, representing 60 percent of net personal income growth in the last decade. Comprised of three main types—investments, age related, and hardship payments— non-labor income is affected by the stock market, retiring Baby Boomers, and changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.read moreof Across the West, Non-Labor Income Is Large and Growing
— Across the West, non-labor income is a large and growing source of personal income. This sortable county-level interactive allows users to review the importance of three largest sources of non-labor income: investments, age related, and hardship payments.read moreof Non-Labor Income for Western Counties, Sortable Data Table
— This interactive website was created to help inform conservation goals and actions with knowledge of the geography and people in this unique region.read moreof Atlas of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem
— This interactive website was created to help inform conservation goals and actions with knowledge of the geography and people in this unique region. Visit the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative website for more information.read moreof Atlas of the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
— Fighting wildfires costs have averaged more than $3 billion per year, and home protection contributes substantially to this amount. The majority of the WUI in the West is currently undeveloped, but building on these lands will significantly drive up costs.read moreof As Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Develops, Firefighting Costs Will Soar
— New Study, Interactive Map Show the Amount of Per Capita Income (PCI) Explained by Protected Landread moreof Protected Federal Lands in the Non-Metro West Increase Per Capita Income
— Map-Based Navigation of Employment, Income, and Industry Charts for the Eleven Western Statesread moreof West Is Best: Interactive
— Measuring Total Rig Weeks and Changes in Rig Weeks by Countyread moreof Oil and Gas Drilling: Rig Weeks Activity 2001 – 2011
— Compare Status Quo Payments to Single PILT Proposal; or USFWS Proposal to Single PILTread moreof National Wildlife Refuge Payments
—read moreof Population Change from Migration by Age and Decade
—read moreof Population Change from Migration, 1990 – 2009
— Explore maps showing homes built in the High Divide from 1900 - 2013 plus a 2023 forecast.read moreof High Divide Home Construction: 1900 – 2023