To allow environmental groups a role in managing public forests, federal land agencies need to put market forces to work and provide the opportunity for conservation bidding in timber sales.
Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
What it is, how it works, and why it needs to be reformed
The maintenance backlog is $12 billion—and it shows. Here's how to start afresh.
Nearly 50 years after the first Earth Day, we continue to face environmental problems. This year, instead of looking for government involvement, let's celebrate market-based solutions.
Rudyard Kipling’s story of a wolf foster mother may seem pretty far-fetched, but recent studies have shown that gray wolves really will foster orphaned pups.
As we mark National Park Week and the National Park Service’s Centennial, let’s remember just why we love these parks so much and continue to seek ways to conserve them for future enjoyment.
Today’s myth: As taxpaying citizens, we should not pay to visit our national parks.
This week the National Park Service celebrates National Park Week. As America continues to honor our parks, it's important that we ask serious questions regarding the $12 billion maintenance backlog, so we can continue to explore and enjoy our national parks in the future.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
Should the federal government create a new national park in the North Woods of Maine? Or could Elliotsville Plantation Inc. experiment with a park franchise model, negotiating a management plan with the National Park Service?
During National Park Week we celebrate the crown jewels of our country's landscape. Allowing parks to charge and retain visitor fees helps to keep these gems polished.
Holly Fretwell, Leonard Gilroy, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
This year, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100-year anniversary with an $11.9 billion backlog in deferred maintenance projects. We explore seven ideas to address the problem as the agency prepares to enter its second century.
Terry Anderson, Carson Bruno
Market mechanisms, largely already in existence in other sectors, can work to mitigate the real but rare risks associated with hydraulic fracturing while taking advantage of the process’ benefits.
Terry L. Anderson
"Tribal governments deserve sovereign authority of their lands." Terry Anderson testifies before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a briefing on "Quiet Crisis:
Federal Funding and Unmet Needs In Indian Country."
2014 Julian Simon Fellow Werner Troesken, author of The Great Lead Pipe Disaster, provides some perspective on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.