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.
Park visitors can play an important role in funding our parks.
As the National Park Service turns 100, creative solutions and responsible policies are needed. This issue of PERC Reports is devoted to exploring some of those ideas.
The National Park Service already faces financial struggles, but Congress has just created seven new parks with no additional funding. Writing for The Hill, Shawn Regan explores how that impacts park managers.
A former backcountry ranger, PERC research fellow Shawn Regan weighs in on the national parks' proposed entrance fee hikes. Fee revenues help parks address critical needs without relying on Congress for appropriations.
Despite an $11.5 billion backlog in deferred maintenance projects, Congress would rather acquire new lands than take care of existing national parks and federal lands.
Reed Watson, Peter Hill, Shawn Regan, Laura Huggins
Listen as Aaron Flint of "Voices of Montana" talks with Reed Watson, P.J. Hill, Shawn Regan, and Laura Huggins about free market environmentalism.
PERC research fellow Shawn Regan provides testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on "Funding the National Park System for the Next Century."