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.
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.
Terry Anderson joins Russ Roberts for an EconTalk podcast about free-market environmentalism, the dynamics of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and how property rights can protect natural resources.
Cliven Bundy's battle was born out of a broken system that encourages conflict, not negotiation.
Development of energy sources is raising eminent domain issues.
Today's Sagebrush rebels want federal lands transferred to states, while environmentalists want more federal control. Both sides should be careful what they ask for.
Charlotte Huus-Henriksen, Annie Ireland, Todd Graham
In first-of-its-kind legislation, the National Park Service and the Oglala Sioux have proposed the 133,000-acre South Unit of Badlands National Park be turned into a Tribal National Park. Can it be done?
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
Reed Watson, Peter Hill, Shawn Regan, Laura Huggins
Listen as Aaron Flint of "Voices of Montana" talks with Reed Watson, P.J. Hill, Shawn Regan, and Laura Huggins about free market environmentalism.
In the West, nearly half the land is owned and controlled by the federal government, compared with only 4 percent in the East. Holly Fretwell explains why that difference affects the ability of western states to determine their own destiny.