Recent studies find that national monument designations do not negatively impact local economic performance, and in many cases strengthen local economies.
Newsletter: April 2019
Our latest newsletter contains research on Bandelier National Monument, the benefits of trails, timber statistics, and GDP by county. Subscribe to our newsletter.
Redesignating Bandelier National Monument as a National Park
Study on the economic impacts of redesignating Bandelier National Monument as a National Park with case studies of other Monuments converted to National Parks.
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.
Impact of National Monuments Redesignated National Parks
Investigating the economic effects of National Monuments redesignated National Parks, and the potential impact of converting the White Sands National Monument to a National Park.