Allowing more forest decisions to be governed by property rights rather than bureaucracy could help environmentalists better protect them.
VIDEO: See time the way nature does. Enviroprener Dave Wager makes tree ring watches and pens, which tell the stories of trees and the forests he restores.
Dean Lueck, Jonathan Yoder
In this PERC Policy Series essay, Dean Lueck and Jonathan Yoder use economics to examine wildfire management and current wildfire policy debates.
Why is the West always burning down? As wildfire continues to be an expensive and destructive force in the West, it is important that we consider causes and innovative solutions.
Forest fires are raging across Southeast Asia, in what is being called “the biggest environmental crime of the twenty-first century.” A lack of property rights is partly to blame for the smoke and fires that plague the area.
Terry Anderson, Daniel Botkin
Good science combined with the right incentives will allow humans to live in harmony with ever-changing nature.
Sarah Anderson and Terry Anderson discuss their findings on wildfire management and what drives Forest Service decisions in fuel suppression.
One of our nations greatest resources, its large western forests, is given over to the care of government. Polluted streams, destroyed homes, and wasted assets are the result, even though the responsibility was clearly in our realm. The solution is to allow the resource to be privately owned, not...
James G. Workman
By Helen M. Poulos and James G. Workman