Headwaters Economics’ interactive Impact Report highlights its 2019 research, community partners, presentations and reports, news articles and press.
Explore economic performance in Recreation Counties across the U.S.
Explore and Download National Forest Gross Receipts Statistics
Explore and Download National Forest Cut & Sold Report Statistics
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 Forests
The interactive map identifies frequently threatened towns and cities, including the different sizes and distances of wildfires from nearby communities.
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.
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.
This tool explores socioeconomic trends in Gunnison County, Colorado and compares them to neighboring counties and the state of 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.
Explore seasonal use—including the amount, type, and timing—for 25 regional trails and pathways
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.
Click the column headers in the data table below to change the sort order.
Research shows there are three distinctly different types of counties in the West, defined by their access to major markets and population centers.
Explore benefits of Land and Water Conservation Fund projects.
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.
Explore the four county types and their migration and natural population change (births and deaths).
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.