Newsletter: November 2016

Our latest research on dam removal benefits, Taos trails and access, socioeconomic data for every National Forest community, commercial activities on National Forests, and our newest staffer Kelly Pohl.

Research Update

Dam RemovalBenefits of Dam Removal?
By 2020, more than 70 percent of America’s dams will be more than 50 years old. Six case studies demonstrate the fiscal, economic, environmental, and social benefits of dam removal.

Taos TrailsUnequal Access to Trails in Taos, NM
Trails in Taos, New Mexico, contribute to health and quality of life, but differences in access limit benefits for Hispanic and low-income residents.

USFS Featured ImageSocioeconomic Data for Every National Forest Community
Headwaters Economics’ new tool creates detailed reports on local economics, demographics, and land use trends for communities surrounding every National Forest.

commercial activitiesNew Data: Commercial Activities on National Forests
Headwaters Economics’ updated data interactives describe commercial activities and timber sales for all National Forests, states, and National Forest regions.

Kelly PohlNew Staff: Kelly Pohl
Kelly is a geographer with expertise in community-based trail development, private land conservation, and wildland fire. She holds a M.S. in Geography from Portland State University.