This PERC Policy Series explores the underlying issues fueling conflicts such as the standoff in Oregon, as well as what might be done to resolve them. Battles such as this are the result of federal land policies that encourage conflict instead of negotiation.
Federal control of grazing lands means that land-use debates are political. This essay explores ways to resolve competing demands through negotiation rather than conflict.
Reed Watson, Brent Fewell
The Department of Interior should be applauded for its efforts to harness water markets and habitat conservation, but the real success will be measured by the Interior's ability to get out of its own way, eliminating the rules and regulations that dis-incentivize conservation.
New paper in the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy explores the linkages between ecology and economics through the lens of Austrian economics.
Around the world, landowners enhance wildlife habitat, clean water, and provide recreational opportunities. The new issue of PERC Reports features stories of private conservation in the public interest.
Want public access to private land? There’s an app for that.
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 LWCF reauthorization presents an opportunity to address many of the critical needs on existing federal lands and prevent further increases in the government's deferred maintenance backlog.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
If legal trophy hunting is banned, what will happen to the protected land that is conserved by hunting profits?