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Brian Steed

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7 Publications


Boon or Bust: Wilderness Designation and Local Economies

Authors: Randy T Simmons, Brian Steed, Ryan M. Yonk

Date Published: 4/30/2012


Green Revenue? Local Governments and Wilderness Designation

Authors: Sarah Reale, Randy T Simmons, Brian Steed, Ryan M. Yonk

There has been a lack of consensus among authors on the effects Wilderness Lands have on local economies, the environment, and the counties in which they reside. The goal of our research was to provide an analysis on the missing pieces of the research. To this point, there was no analysis done specifically on the effects Wilderness Lands have on local government tax revenue. Through our two-part test, we found that sales and property taxes in counties with Wilderness Lands are higher than those that do not have the presence of Wilderness Lands. However we also found that expenditures in counties with Wilderness Lands are more than expenditure costs in counties without Wilderness Lands.

Date Published: 6/30/2012


Green Revenue? Local Governments and Wilderness Designation

Authors: Sarah Reale, Randy T Simmons, Brian Steed, Ryan M. Yonk

Date Published: 5/3/2013


Green vs. Green Heritage

Authors: Randy T Simmons, Brian Steed, Ryan M. Yonk

Date Published: 5/16/2012


Politics, Economics, and Federal Land Designation: Assess the Economic Impact of Land Protection- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Authors: Randy T Simmons, Brian Steed, Ryan M. Yonk

Date Published: 12/19/2011


Public Lands and Political, Economic, and Social Structure of Rural Western Counties

Authors: Randy T Simmons, Brian Steed, Ryan M. Yonk

Date Published: 12/17/2012


The Local Impact of Wilderness: An Overtime Analysis of Wilderness Designation

Authors: Randy T Simmons, Brian Steed, Ryan M. Yonk

Date Published: 4/2/2010