Is there room for innovation in national forest management? In PERC's latest report, Robert Nelson proposes "charter forests" as a new management approach.
Ecosystem services such as clean water from forests are free, but now their value is being recognized. Entrepreneurs are developing markets for these services and providing incentives for conservation.
Markets for ecosystem services such as water filtration, erosion control, and pollination benefit the providers and enhance environmental assets.
Public Lands and Private Rights:The Failure of Scientific ManagementBy Robert H. Nelson