This PERC Policy Series explores the underlying issues fueling conflicts such as the standoff in Oregon, as well as what might be done to resolve them. Battles such as this are the result of federal land policies that encourage conflict instead of negotiation.
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.
Federal control of grazing lands means that land-use debates are political. This essay explores ways to resolve competing demands through negotiation rather than conflict.
Hannah Downey, Jennifer Keney
As more Americans realize our public land managers are struggling to protect our natural resources, PERC offers practical solutions to help protect our land, water, and wildlife.
The LWCF reauthorization presents an opportunity to address many of the critical needs on existing federal lands and prevent further increases in the government's deferred maintenance backlog.
In the George Wright Forum, Holly Fretwell offers a new strategy for creating and maintaining new national park areas.
Q&A with David Gerard on mining, liability, and the Animas River spill.
Nonprofit group works to restore and conserve grasslands biodiversity.
Free market ideas can continue to make "America's best idea" even better.