AUDIO: Are western wildfires larger and more frequent? What's the difference between wildfire prevention and suppression? Dean Lueck talks to John Batchelor about the evolution of wildfire policy.
VIDEO: For the National Park Service Centennial, Terry Anderson talks to Wall Street Journal live about how to get the politics out of America’s national treasures.
AUDIO: As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, it faces a $12 billion backlog. PERC's Terry Anderson talks to John Batchelor about how to generate revenue for our national parks, free the parks from politics, and get politics out of the parks.
Sarah Anderson, Dave Calkin, Dean Lueck, Jonathan Yoder
AUDIO: In July 2016, PERC assembled a panel of experts for a public event and podcast series dedicated to examining the politics and economics of wildland fire management. Listen to the podcast series.
AUDIO: How do public land managers assess wildfire risk? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solutions Summit, Dave Calkin, a wildfire economist and research forester with the U.S. Forest Service, discussed challenges faced by the fire management community and offered ideas for navigating budgetary constraints...
Dean Lueck, Jonathan Yoder
AUDIO: What are the economics of wildfire? What policy reforms would foster more efficient fire management? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, authors Dean Lueck and Jon Yoder share the findings from their policy report Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy: An Economic Perspective.
AUDIO: Fire is an important tool for managing landscapes. How can landowners mitigate wildfire risk and foster rangeland health? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, the Noble Foundation's Chad Ellis shares best practices for prescribed burns.
AUDIO: At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, political scientist Sarah Anderson shares findings from the Bren School's Strategic Environmental Research Initiative on Wildfire and Climate Change (SERI Fire).
Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
AUDIO: People worry about plastic grocery bags, but we discuss why they aren't as scary as people think and some new ways to profit from plastic that gets in the water. Also, GMOs, solar energy, polling data and much more. How do we do it? We're resource economists - we make the most of everything.
Wendy Purnell, Todd Myers
AUDIO: From Earth Day fads to efforts at reducing elephant poaching, we address a number of environmental policies and trends. Plus, why have so many people stopped calling themselves "environmentalists"?