Around the world, landowners enhance wildlife habitat, clean water, and provide recreational opportunities. This issue of PERC Reports features stories of private conservation in the public interest.
What changes are needed to help make California’s water supplies more sustainable over the long term and better able to respond to periods of drought? Reed Watson joined a panel of experts offering policy recommendations in The Environmental Forum.
...the first thing to do is stop digging.
Reed Watson, Scott Wilson
Congress should stop acquiring more federal land for the park system and start maintaining what we’ve already got.
Using the LWCF to acquire land—without first addressing the billions of dollars in deferred maintenance on the existing federal land—will threaten the ecological health, public accessibility and economic productivity of these precious lands.
As free market environmentalism becomes more mainstream, PERC continues to evolve.
Allowing price to ration water may be a bitter political pill to swallow, but it makes economic and environmental sense. Writing at The Conversation, Randy Simmons lends insight into California's water crisis.
As pressure mounts to declare Utah's Greater Canyonlands a national monument, Utah-based Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk look at the economic impact studies used to justify designation.
Trampling the property rights of beachfront landowners in the name of public access is no way to encourage beach conservation.