This collection of essays addresses questions related to the economic impact of America’s public lands.

Written by some of the most prominent and respected scholars of public lands, these essays represent the state of the knowledge of the economics of America’s vast natural resources. The authors were selected to submit essays because they have exhibited high research standards over the course of their careers and, in many cases, have generated data-driven analyses that have impacted public policy. They offer a wealth of insight based on decades of experience.

In June 2019, Headwaters Economics hosted a Forum in an effort to include more diverse perspectives in this body of work—including from more women, people of color, young people, and indigenous communities. The Forum brought together these essayists and new voices in the field. We hope to expand this collection of work and broaden our understanding of the role of public lands for all people.

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Federal Lands of the United States

Federal Lands of the United States.

Please cite essays in this collection as follows:
[Author]. 2019. [Essay Title]. Rasker, R., ed. People and Public Lands. Bozeman, MT: Headwaters Economics.

Ray Rasker, Ph.D.

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