has been applying the analytical tools of Natural Resource Economics and Regional Economics to public policy issues for almost 40 years. Water, energy, and environmental issues are intertwined in ways that required new approaches to regulation. Dr. Power, a Professor of Economics at The University of Montana and Chairman of the Economics Department for 30 years, focused his research and publications on these issues. Power Consulting has stayed focused on Natural Resource Economics and the intersection between natural resources and regional economic vitality. We focus on energy, mineral, water, land, and environmental resources, their efficient use, and the ways their use affects local economic vitality and well being.