Newsletter: Fall 2012

Our latest research on wildfire trends, improved socioeconomic profiles, fiscal and energy policy, and Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

WaldoCanyon_houseWildfire: Development and Temperature Increase Costs
Headwaters Economics has studied wildfires across the West, analyzing how more homes near forests and increasing temperatures have significantly increased future costs and safety risks.

EPS screenshotImproved Socioeconomic Profiles
We’ve made two improvements to our free socioeconomic softwar (EPS-HDT). First, detailed pre-generated county-level reports are available as PDFs. Second, data are now offered at the sub-county level (county subdivision, cities, and towns) and congressional districts.

Drill rig in Bakken oil playFiscal Policy Often Unprepared for Energy Impacts
Headwaters Economics reviewed how state and local communities can improve their fiscal best practices and also conducted an in-depth report on the growing infrastructure and services needs created by unconventional energy production such as the Bakken.

Outfitter on horsebackMontana’s Rocky Mountain Front and Wilderness Proposal
This study analyzes the economy of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front region and the impact of the proposed Heritage Act.