Wilderness Economics Working Group

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute established the Wilderness Economics Working Group (WEWG) in 2014 to facilitate research collaboration among federal agencies on the economic and social dimensions of current and emerging issues confronting American wilderness areas and to develop better communication with the American public and land managers about this important topic.  The overall goal of WEWG is to assess the current status of, and trends in, the economic values and ecosystem service benefits provided by wilderness lands. To accomplish our goal we work with scientists from government, universities, companies, and organizations.