Headwaters Economics has analyzed how federal land payments—compensation to counties for non-taxable federal lands—play a critical role in public lands management, local economic opportunities, and government services such as roads, schools, and public safety.
Future payments are at risk, and Headwaters Economics has written a White Paper to better to understand how possible reforms meet three goals: provide reliable payments to schools and governments, support economic growth, and improve the health and value of forests.
Read the Newsletter.
County Payments Highlights
- County payments have adapted to changing economic conditions. (See page two of the newsletter.)
- The changing economic role of public lands. (See page two.)
- Analyzing the impact of possible reforms. (See page three.)
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