Why we should harness markets to manage public lands.
The environmental case for economic growth.
Research at PERC has historically focused on the three Ws: water, wildlife, and western lands. New initiatives examine energy innovations, urban environmental issues, and more.
...the first thing to do is stop digging.
Congress should stop acquiring more federal land for the park system and start maintaining what we’ve already got.
Using the LWCF to acquire land—without first addressing the billions of dollars in deferred maintenance on the existing federal land—will threaten the ecological health, public accessibility and economic productivity of these precious lands.
As free market environmentalism becomes more mainstream, PERC continues to evolve.
Terry Anderson, Reed Watson
Montana's Stream Access Law has led to an erosion of property rights and reduced public benefits flowing from private lands. Isn’t it time to say enough is enough?
Despite their ecological and economic importance, Florida’s coral reefs are teetering on the verge of collapse. Writing in Sea Technology, Reed Watson explores a market-based restoration plan to save the reefs.