For those wishing to dig deeper into the current politics and economics of oil shale, Headwaters Economics recommends the following sources.
This report examines how investments in conservation and restoration provide both an immediate return through employment and revenue and help promote long-term economic growth that extends far beyond tourism.
This report focuses on the economic and fiscal contributions of the oil and natural gas industries in Montana, including a case study of the Powder River Basin.
This report studies the significance of fossil fuel development in Wyoming, with a case study of the energy-focused county of Sweetwater County.
Headwaters Economics facilitated a day-long workshop on how to apply the Forest Service’s new Integrated Resource Management approach on the Sitka Ranger District.
These studies review the fiscal impact on Mineral and Lake counties of the Montana Legacy Project.
This report on land ownership and the ranching economy in the Okanogan Valley and Eastern Okanogan County focuses on fragmentation and turnover in large, agricultural properties and the effects of these trends.
This report explores the significance of fossil fuel energy development for Colorado with a case study of the implications for the West Slope economy.
Headwaters Economics held a public workshop for the Sequoia National Forest and the public.
This report, a first step toward understanding how paving rural roads impacts land use, reviewed eight projects in western Montana
Headwaters Economics is working with the Tongass Futures Roundtable to better understand Southeast Alaska’s economy.
Headwaters Economics developed historical and forecasted housing data for the High Divide based on county tax assessor records. Download GIS data showing 2013 home counts per Public Land Survey Section.
This report examines how residential development adds to the costs of fighting wildfires, using Montana as a case study.
This report explores the question of whether and how rural, isolated communities can benefit from being gateways to large expanses of public lands.
Headwaters Economics has studied wildfires across the West, analyzing how more homes near forests and increasing temperatures will significantly increase future costs and safety risks.
This report explores whether and how designation of the Badlands as Wilderness would benefit the communities and economy of Central Oregon, including Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.
This report examines the importance of southwest Montana timber to the Union Pacific Railroad line, and the significance of the railroad as a mode of transportation for timber-related manufacturers.
This study reviews the possible impacts of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition’s “Blueprint” proposal for managing National Forest lands in the region.
The workshop involved the public in developing a new Forest Plan in light of the socioeconomic situation of the area and how it has changed since the last Forest Plan was adopted.