Research Update: July 2019
In this series of essays, prominent scholars examine the economic role of America’s public lands and waters.
Nearly 40% of the United States is public land, supported by taxpayers and managed by federal, state, or local governments. Explore maps and county-level data for the 828 million acres of federal, state, and municipal land in the U.S.
Wildfire hazard assessment maps can help communities build safer neighborhoods, prioritize mitigation resources, and adapt to wildfire.
State and local fiscal policies often hamstring rural communities that face transition away from extraction economies. Flawed policies can be reformed to support rural autonomy and resilience.
Headwaters Economics welcomed Brent Powell to the team in June. A technician and artist, Brent uses his web and media expertise to enliven our data and research.