County Payments

The federal government compensates counties for the tax-exempt status of federal lands within their boundaries. For rural counties, particularly those with extensive public land ownership, these payments often constitute a significant portion of county and school budgets, and influence economic development opportunities.

Commercial Activities on National Forests
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Commercial Activities on National Forests

— Updated: Headwaters Economics produced two interactive maps to show the range of commercial activities on National Forests at the Forest, state and forest region levels.

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