Newsletter: February 2016

Our latest research on federal lands in the rural West, land use planning to reduce wildfire risk, and a paper from ten wildfire experts to inform future policy decisions.

Research Update

Federal LandsFederal Lands in the West: Liability or Asset?
This study shows that western rural counties with more federal lands or protected federal lands perform better on average than their peers with less federal lands or protected federal lands in four key economic measures.

West and WildfireLand Use Planning to Reduce Wildfire Risk
These five case studies show how five urban areas in the West are using innovative land use planning tools to reduce future risk.

Wildfire Experts' PaperWildfire Experts’ Paper Informs Effective Policy
Ten wildfire experts outline seven key science insights important to future policy discussions and development.