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Economics Topics from the Northeast Hub Region

  • Adapting outdoor recreation to climate change

    North Country Trail Huron Manistee National Forest

    Climate change will alter the dynamics of outdoor recreation and the infrastructure that supports it in a number of ways, climate adaptation strategies and approaches can help managers thoughtfully…

  • Storms and Stream-Crossings

    A newly constructed stream simulation culvert on the George Washington National Forest.

    Stream-crossings have a lower risk of failure if designed appropriately for the stream, and with consideration of current and future regional climate conditions. Careful evaluation of structure size…

  • How Do Farmers Think about Climate Risk?

    Vermont vegetable farmer on tractor

    In this study, Vermont farmers identified many site-specific risks that they associate with weather fluctuations and climate change. Results offer critical insights into different aspects of climate…

  • Economics of Gully Erosion Stabilization

    Hard engineering gully stabilization

    Stabilizing gullies is one strategy for adapting to changing climate. This case study evaluates the costs and benefits of restoring gullies on Last Resort Farm in Monkton, Vermont.

  • The Future of Winter Roads

    autumn road view

    Recent warmer and shorter winters mean that winter freeze and spring thaw periods for roads are less dependable. Learn how this variability impacts industry, management and communities, and how a new…