Land trusts and one of their important tools, conservation easements, are major forces in today's environmental movement. Conservation easements are partial interests in land that prohibit intense development.
In the early twentieth century, L.A. purchased water rights by buying up farmland and conveying the water back to L.A. These purchases created a legacy of distrust and suspicion, as people began to view the trades as theft. Gary Libecap takes a second look at the L.A.-Owens Valley transfers.
Headwaters NewsJanuary 5, 2005 By Randy T. Simmons
The Weekly StandardApril 25, 2005 By Terry L. Anderson
Scottsdale TribuneJune 27, 2005 Paying modest fees would enablenational parks to cover costs
Colorado Springs GazetteNovember 19, 2005 Free-market environmentalism is a win-win for everyone By Terry L. Anderson