Ecosystem services such as clean water from forests are free, but now their value is being recognized. Entrepreneurs are developing markets for these services and providing incentives for conservation.
Whether focused on public or private lands, the goal of this special issue is to explore new frontiers in land management.
Peter Hill, Shawn Regan
Entrepreneurs are capitalizing on ecotourism and environmental amenities to transform an agricultural economy into a nature-based economy.
A lack of transmission lines makes wind farming an iffy crop
Why some ranchers see wildlife as a nuisance while others see it as an asset
Land management lessons from a rancher turned "enviropreneur"
Markets for ecosystem services such as water filtration, erosion control, and pollination benefit the providers and enhance environmental assets.
Most claims of environmental good from recycling are myths. Recycling often uses more resources than it saves.
The basic idea was that bottom up, rather than top down, development of property rights, offered a useful tool for analyzing many resource issues.
"Saving the Wilderness” explained how the managers of the Rainey Preserve used market relationships to enhance private land management and how they and similar managers could, if allowed, improve the management of government land, too.