Economic and Demographic Trends and Indicators for Northwest Colorado

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Moffat County is located in the northwest corner of Colorado, in the Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Resource Area. The Wilderness Society analyzed the economic and demographic trends in indicators in Moffat County as part of our analysis of the Little Snake Resource Management Plan revision.

Moffat County has abundant public lands which are clearly an economic asset for the region which has a long history of mining and livestock growing. But these are not the only economic benefits that derive from public lands. Research indicates that natural amenities, many of which are provided by undeveloped public lands, are an important economic asset for rural western communities.