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 04/15/2015
The backlog of road repairs, waste water treatment, facility upgrades, and other critical infrastructure projects negatively affects visitor experiences as well as the natural and cultural resources on federal lands.
Shawn Regan 04/03/2015
Nearly half of the West is owned—and badly managed—by the feds. States want to step in. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, PERC's Shawn Regan provides an overview of the issue.
Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan 03/03/2015
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.
Shawn Regan 02/06/2015
As the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge debate heats up again, Shawn Regan, writing for Reason, looks at how The Aubudon Society has managed to earn mineral royalties while also protecting bird habitat.
Whitney Tilt 01/20/2015
Hunters and anglers help fund public land conservation. Should others pitch in?
Matthew Turner 01/12/2015
A new study says a little less might be better.
Josh Eagle 01/09/2015
A "right to reef out" could encourage private investments in coastal restoration.
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.
Randy Simmons 09/05/2014
As pressure mounts to declare Utah's Greater Canyonlands a national monument, Utah-based Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk look at the economic impact studies used to justify designation.