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.
Can public-private partnerships tackle the park maintenance backlog?
In the grand scheme, state parks are an amenity that generally falls lower on the state’s priority list than education, health care, and corrections.
"Saving the Wilderness” explained how the managers of the Rainey Preserve used market relationships to enhance private land management and how they and similar managers could, if allowed, improve the management of government land, too.
Jane Shaw, Richard Stroup, Donald Leal, Bruce Yandle, Terry Anderson
PERC scholars respond to a journalist’s critiques of free market environmentalism.
The conflict between the fact of scarcity and the apparent ability of the Fish and Wildlife Service to disregard limits is the underlying problem with the Act. Until that conflict is resolved, the ESA will not work effectively to save species.
Richard Stroup, Jane Shaw
This essay is excerpted from Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, Jay H.