Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
What it is, how it works, and why it needs to be reformed
Today’s myth: As taxpaying citizens, we should not pay to visit our national parks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the George Wright Forum, Holly Fretwell offers a new strategy for creating and maintaining new national park areas.