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.
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.
This interactive website was created to help inform conservation goals and actions with knowledge of the geography and people in this unique region.
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.
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.
New Study, Interactive Map Show the Amount of Per Capita Income (PCI) Explained by Protected Land
Map-Based Navigation of Employment, Income, and Industry Charts for the Eleven Western States
Measuring Total Rig Weeks and Changes in Rig Weeks by County
Compare Status Quo Payments to Single PILT Proposal; or USFWS Proposal to Single PILT
Explore maps showing homes built in the High Divide from 1900 – 2013 plus a 2023 forecast.
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