Holly Fretwell, Hannah Downey, Whitney Tilt
VIDEO: A look at the nature of public land recreation and how markets can enhance opportunities to protect open space.
John Freemuth, , Jay O’Laughlin, Robert Nelson, Leisl Carr Childers, Randy Newberg, Holly Fretwell, Donald J. Kochan
A PERC forum
Terry Anderson, Brian Seasholes, Tate Watkins, Holly Fretwell, Hannah Downey, Kristen Byrne, Reed Watson
It’s time to get serious—and seriously creative—about how we protect federal lands.
Terry Anderson, Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson, Michael Giberson
Eight policy ideas to deliver environmental and economic improvements for the lands, waters, and other resources under the control of the Department of the Interior.
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.
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.
In the George Wright Forum, Holly Fretwell offers a new strategy for creating and maintaining new national park areas.
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.
In the West, nearly half the land is owned and controlled by the federal government, compared with only 4 percent in the East. Holly Fretwell explains why that difference affects the ability of western states to determine their own destiny.
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.