USDA Forest Service Economic Impact Analysis

At A Glance - Benefits to People

Map of the United States with the Forest Service Regions delineated on it.

A goal in the Forest Service Strategic Plan is to “Deliver Benefits to the Public”. These benefits take many forms: recreation, scenery, cultural & Heritage Resources, Research, Education, Access, Forest Products, Clean air and water, forage for grazing, production of energy and minerals, cultural and heritage resources conservation, physical and mental health, and a connection to the land. The Benefits to People At A Glance Reports are meant to serve as a starting point for discussion of benefits from forests. We expect that Forest or Grassland staff will add information and stories to make each report more relevant to the Forest and surrounding communities. For example, a Forest might add that salmon fishing is crucial to subsistence living in rural communities surrounding the Forest. This personalization will add important dimensions and value to individual reports that was not possible using databases applied across all forests nationwide.

These “At A Glance” reports can be directly accessed below or through a more descriptive and informative presentation: Benefits to People Story Map.

Benefits to People At A Glance Reports

Click the headings below to see a list of At A Glance reports for each Forest Service region by national forest or grassland.

National Forest System

National Forest or Grassland Report
National Forest System At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Northern Region (Region 1)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Northern Region 1 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Bitterroot National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Custer-Gallatin National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Dakota Prairie National Grassland At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Flathead National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Idaho Panhandle National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Kootenai National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Lolo National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Rocky Mountain Region 2 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grasslands At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Bighorn National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Black Hills National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Grand Mesa-Uncompaghre-Gunnison National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Nebraska National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Pike-San Isabel National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Rio Grande National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
San Juan National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Shoshone National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
White River National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Southwestern Region (Region 3)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Southwestern Region 3 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Carson National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Cibola National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Coconino National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Coronado National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Gila National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Kaibab National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Lincoln National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Prescott National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Santa Fe National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Tonto National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Intermountain Region (Region 4)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Intermountain Region 4 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Ashley National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Boise National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Bridger-Teton National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Caribou-Targhee National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Dixie National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Fishlake National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Manti-LaSal National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Payette National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Salmon-Challis National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Sawtooth National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Pacific Southwest Region 5 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Angeles National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Cleveland National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Eldorado National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Inyo National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Klamath National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Lassen National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Los Padres National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Mendocino National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Modoc National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Plumas National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
San Bernardino National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Sequoia National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Shasta-Trinity National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Sierra National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Six Rivers National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Stanislaus National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Tahoe National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Pacific Northwest Region 6 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Columbia River Gorge Natural Scenic Area At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Colville National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Deschutes National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Fremont-Winema National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Malheur National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Mount Hood National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Ochoco National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Olympic National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Siuslaw National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Umatilla National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Umpqua National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Willamette National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Southern Region (Region 8)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Southern Region 8 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Cherokee National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Daniel Boone National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
El Yunque National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
George Washington-Jefferson National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Kisatchie National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
National Forests in Alabama At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
National Forests in Florida At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
National Forests in Mississippi At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
National Forests in North Carolina At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
National Forests in Texas At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Ouachita National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Eastern Region (Region 9)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Eastern Region 9 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Allegheny National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Chippewa National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Green Mountain-Finger Lakes National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Hiawatha National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Hoosier National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Huron-Manistee National Forests At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Mark Twain National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Midewin National Tall Grass Prairie At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Monongahela National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Ottawa National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Shawnee National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Superior National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Wayne National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
White Mountain National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Alaska Region (Region 10)

National Forest or Grassland Report
Alaska Region 10 At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Chugach National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.
Tongass National Forest At A Glance Brochure in PDF format.

Data and sources used in the Benefits to People At A Glance reports…

Data type Data Source Year
Forest Land Use Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) 2015
Rangeland cover LANDFIRE Program 2015
Counties overlapping forest boundary Land Areas of the National Forest System (LAR) 2015
Counties classified as metro and non-metro USDA Economic Research Service, County Typology Codes 2015
Recreation data National Visitor Use Monitoring Program 2017
Number of livestock grazed on NFS lands USDA Forest Service, Natural Resource Manager (NRM) 2015
Minerals by sales value USDA Forest Service, Natural Resource Manager (NRM) 2015
Wood product volume Forest Products Cut and Sold from the National Forests and Grasslands - cut and sold reports from USDA Forest Service's Automated Timber Sale Accounting system 2015
Population served from source-water protection areas U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Basic Information about Source Water Protection - population served from Source-water Protection Areas 2017
Regional use by industry sector group U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Water Use in the United States 2015
Mileage of NFS roads USDA Forest Service, Enterprise Data Warehouse 2017
Mileage of NFS trails USDA Forest Service, Natural Resource Manager (NRM) - Forest Service Trail Performance Measure Accomplishment Status 2016
NFS lands in wilderness Land Areas of the National Forest System (LAR) 2016
Audience total for conservation education programs USDA Forest Service, NatureWatch, Interpretation and Conservation Education (NICE) 2016
Number of partners under open agreements USDA Forest Service, Natural Resource Manager (NRM) 2016

Socio-Economic Context for the Job and Income Contributions Reports

Headwaters Economics has developed detailed reports with social, demographic, and historic data for the same geography as each At A Glance report (See Headwaters Economics National Forest Socioeconomic Indicators). See this example for the Ashley National Forest (PDF, 574 KB) of the types of useful, context setting information contained in these reports.

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