Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in the western United States. Our newest Public Lands Report examines various approaches to recreation taken by public land agencies across the West and explores the ability of these different agencies to resolve competing recreational demands.
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.
Multiple organizational forms shape range management today, and through a comparison of state, private, and federal lands in the US, this essay helps explain why trust land agencies are not more market-oriented stewards of the land and resources.
October 28 is Sustainability Day, but what does sustainability really mean?
As more Americans realize our public land managers are struggling to protect our natural resources, PERC offers practical solutions to help protect our land, water, and wildlife.
In the George Wright Forum, Holly Fretwell offers a new strategy for creating and maintaining new national park areas.
Should trophy hunting be banned? Are California's water shortages manmade? PERC Senior Fellow Terry Anderson and PERC alum Zack Donohew weigh in on this week's Stossel.
PERC’s Enviropreneur Institute will incubate ten new business ventures. Visiting fellows will conduct research on topics ranging from marine conservation to market adaptation to climate change.
Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Nearly half of the West is owned by the federal government. In this new report, PERC researchers find that the federal government loses money managing valuable natural resources on federal lands, while states generate financial returns.