Reed Watson 04/22/2015
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.
Shawn Regan 12/15/2014
A former backcountry ranger, PERC research fellow Shawn Regan weighs in on the national parks' proposed entrance fee hikes. Fee revenues help parks address critical needs without relying on Congress for appropriations.
Terry Anderson 08/18/2014
Terry Anderson joins Russ Roberts for an EconTalk podcast about free-market environmentalism, the dynamics of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and how property rights can protect natural resources.
Charlotte Huus-Henriksen, Annie Ireland, Todd Graham 04/25/2014
In first-of-its-kind legislation, the National Park Service and the Oglala Sioux have proposed the 133,000-acre South Unit of Badlands National Park be turned into a Tribal National Park. Can it be done?
Reed Watson, Peter Hill, Shawn Regan, Laura Huggins 03/26/2014
Listen as Aaron Flint of "Voices of Montana" talks with Reed Watson, P.J. Hill, Shawn Regan, and Laura Huggins about free market environmentalism.
Holly Fretwell 02/13/2014
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.
Juliet Eilperin 12/04/2013
The Oglala Sioux aim to reclaim their landscape and culture heritage
Randy Simmons, Ryan M. Yonk 11/19/2013
At the turn of the 20th century, Congress passed the Antiquities Act – giving President Teddy Roosevelt the authority to restrict the use of any federally owned public land by designating it as a national monument. However, monument designation can bring distinct negative impacts. Here's why.
As part of the government shutdown that started October 1, the National Parks Service closed all U.S. national parks and monuments. Visitors were denied entry to Yosemite and Yellowstone and acres and acres of national park lands until the government resumes business. But economics professor Holly...
Charlotte Huus-Henriksen, Holly Fretwell 10/02/2013
Do you visit national parks for the monumental value or for their ecological value? Can they be the same and how can we manage to keep our parks operating well into the 21st century? Join Alfred Runte and Holly Fretwell for a conversation on national parks.