Newsletter: July 2014

Our latest research on National Monuments, commercial activities on National Forests, the economic impact of National Parks, and using an index to target county payments.

Research Update

MonumentUPDATED: The Economic Importance of National Monuments to Local Communities
This interactive and research, updated through 2012, assesses four key economic trends for communities adjacent to 17 western national monuments.

commercial-activitiesCommercial Activities on National Forests
Two interactive maps, updated through FY 2013, show all commercial activities and timber cut and sold reports for all National Forests, States, and National Forest Regions.

national-park-impactsUPDATED: The 2013 Economic Impact of Every National Park Service Unit
This interactive shows the latest visits and resulting spending, jobs, and income created in gateway communities for each National Park Service unit.

economic-indexUsing an Economic Index to Better Target County Payments
This economic index helps target future PILT payments so they will have the greatest economic benefit while reducing the need for future appropriations.