Newsletter: May 2018

Our latest research on the full local cost of wildfires, National Monuments redesignated as National Parks, transition plans for coal communities, Gallatin County's economy and open space, and measuring the economic impact of proposed trails.

Research Update: May 2018

communitywildfirecostFull Community Costs of Wildfires
Homeowners, businesses, and local government agencies pay half of the total cost of wildfires. Most local costs are caused by long-term damages such as landscape rehabilitation, lost business and tax revenues, and property and infrastructure repairs. Land use planning can help reduce wildfire impacts.

monumentstoparksMonuments to Parks
National Monuments redesignated as National Parks see higher visitation and spending.

coaltransitionplansPlans for Coal Communities
Best practices for coal communities creating energy transition plans.

gallatincountyeconomyEconomy, Trail Studies
Reports on Gallatin County Montana’s economy and the economic impact of proposed trails.