Our latest research on climate impacts in the Great Lakes region, using tools to determine vulnerability to climate change, understanding income from National Forests, and why state tax policy matters.
Newsletter: June 2013
Our latest research on the rising cost of wildfires, an interactive atlas on the climate and economy of the Great Northern Landscape region, testimony before the U.S. Senate on county payments, and updated timber cut and sold reports.
Newsletter: Winter 2013
Our latest research on the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), an interactive map on how protected public lands impact per capita income, policy on energy transmission, and the economic potential for a new Maine National Park.
Newsletter: Fall 2012
Our latest research on wildfire trends, improved socioeconomic profiles, fiscal and energy policy, and Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front.
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.
County Payments, Jobs, and Forest Health
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 Clean Energy Economy in the Rockies: Increasing Jobs, Investments, and Production
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.
Wildland Fire: Climate Change and Housing Growth Could Double the Cost of Protecting Homes from Wildfires
Our newsletter on how the price of fighting forest fires has been increasing substantially, costing taxpayers billions every year.
Economic Profile System: Making Better Economic and Land Management Decisions
Newsletter on updates to the Economic Profile System is a free, easy-to-use software application that produces detailed socioeconomic profiles.
Reports Help Community Leaders Better Understand Costs and Benefits of Fossil Fuel Development
Our newsletter on reports to help community leaders better understand energy’s west-wide impacts: Energy and the West.
New Ways of Seeing Southeast Alaska’s Forests and Economy
Newsletter on working with the Tongass Futures Roundtable in Southeast Alaska to analyze the economic challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Alaska.
Home Development on Fire-Prone Lands
Our newsletter on how more and more people are building homes in the western “wildland urban interface,” the forested areas where housing borders undeveloped public lands.