Protected Lands

Numerous studies show that protected federal land in the West–such as Wilderness, National Parks, or National Monuments–are important economic assets that attract people and businesses as well as new jobs and income.

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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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