Newsletter: July 2019

Our latest newsletter contains research on the economic importance of public lands, wildfire hazard assessments, and rural resilience. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Research Update: July 2019

What is the value of public lands?

In this series of essays, prominent scholars examine the economic role of America’s public lands and waters.

Public lands mapped in the U.S.

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 maps

Wildfire hazard assessment maps can help communities build safer neighborhoods, prioritize mitigation resources, and adapt to wildfire.

Policy can boost rural resilience

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.

New staff joins Headwaters

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.