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.
This National Trails Day let's find innovative approaches to ensure our trails are maintained for many years to come.
The National Park Service is providing corporate donors greater recognition. Will selling naming rights provide must needed funding or lead to McYellowstone and the Golden Arches National Park?
Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
What it is, how it works, and why it needs to be reformed
Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in the western United States. Our newest Public Lands Report examines various approaches to recreation taken by public land agencies across the West and explores the ability of these different agencies to resolve competing recreational demands.
During National Park Week we celebrate the crown jewels of our country's landscape. Allowing parks to charge and retain visitor fees helps to keep these gems polished.
Multiple use was once the guiding principle behind public lands management. The idea was that many uses could be balanced across many acres. America was a place for all walks of life – cowboys and fishermen, loggers and miners, family vacationers and wildlife.
This PERC Policy Series explores the underlying issues fueling conflicts such as the Masher standoff, 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.