This report studies the possible effects of climate change in the Crown of the Continent on two “snow-pack” dependent sectors of the economy–downhill skiing and recreational fishing.
Trends & Performance
This site documents the economic and demographic conditions of counties bordering the Yellowstone River, and displays maps showing past, current, and forecasted residential development along the river.
The Siskiyou region is undergoing a significant economic transition. This report examines the region, counties within the region, and industry-level details.
This study examines how the West has changed, the rising importance of environmental amenities, and the relative role of energy development in the economy of western states.
This report analyzes the economic and fiscal contribution of the oil and natural gas industries in New Mexico along with a case study of proposed energy development on Otero Mesa.
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.
These studies review the fiscal impact on Mineral and Lake counties of the Montana Legacy Project.
This report explores the significance of fossil fuel energy development for Colorado with a case study of the implications for the West Slope economy.