Public Lands

How western communities and counties benefit from nearby federal lands as the region’s economy evolves is a critical issue for local leaders, officials, and businesses seeking to remain economically competitive.

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The Value of Public Lands

— Headwaters Economics compiled a number of regional reports, case studies, tools, research library, and related news articles on the value of public lands to nearby communities.

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Economic Impact of National Parks

— This interactive and background materials show visits, spending, and the number of jobs created in gateway communities for every National Park Service unit.

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