Private Land Conservation

Articles and Comments Compiled by PERC

Natural Resources Journal
Private Land Conservation

Articles and Comments Compiled by the Property and Environment Research Center

The eight articles and three commentaries that make up this volume all share a perspective based on free market environmentalism. PERC pioneered the approach, which is based on the idea that good resource stewardship doesn't depend on the command-and-control mechanisms of mandatory government regulation. These articles explore various aspects of a more voluntary stewardship, one based on mutuality and reciprocity. In this issue, you will recognize some familiar Journal topics. We've looked before at private property solutions to public environmental problems. you will find here an illuminating article on New Mexico's own Valles Caldera Trust, neither the first nor surely last Journal article dealing with the innovative meld of public and private ownership at that recently purchased federal site.


Natural Resources Journal
Spring 2004, Vol. 44, No.2
The University of New Mexico School of Law
MSC11 6070
1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Dominic Parker is a Senior Research Fellow at PERC and is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses in natural resource economics. His research examines how legal systems and government policies affect natural resource use, environmental outcomes, and economic...
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