Newsletter: December 2016

Our latest research on oil & natural gas taxes, the value of public and protected lands, communities utilizing land use planning to reduce wildfire risks and costs, trail use in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and migration patterns across the American West.

Research Update: December 2016

oilgasWhat Local Governments Receive from Oil & Gas Taxes
Compare 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 local impacts. Also see which states invest oil and gas taxes in long-term infrastructure and economic diversification.

publiclandsThe Value of Public Lands
What are the economic impacts of public and protected lands? Headwaters Economics has compiled regional reports, case studies, tools, and research on public lands and nearby communities.

CPAWCommunity Land Use Planning Reduces Wildfire Risks and Costs
Headwaters Economics helped create the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program that provides communities with expertise in land use planning, forestry, risk assessment, and research to reduce local wildfire risks and costs.

jacksontrailsTrail and Pathway Use in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Trails can provide recreation and transportation options. Explore seasonal use–including the amount, type, and timing of activity–of 25 regional trails and pathways around Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

EPSU.S. Migration: Growth in the West
Did you know? The population in the western U.S. grew by 20 percent between 2000 and 2015 yet some western counties lost population. Why? Explore details on our interactive map. Use our Economic Profile System (EPS) tool to run a Socioeconomic report for details about any county or state in the country.