It's time to let federal agencies buy and sell land, says Tim Fitzgerald in a new PERC Policy Series paper. "Federal Land Exchanges: Let's End the Barter" offers a practical way to reform the costly and time-wasting federal land exchange process.
"If we are to protect America’s most valued lands, federal land management policies must be reformed and private conservation efforts encouraged," says PERC researcher Holly Lippke Fretwell.
J. Bishop Grewell
By J. Bishop Grewell Tiny microbes living in the mud-pots and geysers of Yellowstone National Park have sparked a mammoth controversy.
Federal land management agencies are increasingly receptive to innovative partnerships that can help share the burden of managing millions of acres of public land. In the case of Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, farmers are being sought to run about 35 small family farms.