As the centennial celebration for our national parks comes to an end, not all is right within our parks.
Land managers should pursue negotiation instead of litigation when settling access disputes.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
In most cases, federal policies discourage developers from doing business on Native American reservations, in effect denying tribes the opportunity to benefit from energy projects such as the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Georgia and Florida have taken their long-standing fight over water to the U.S. Supreme Court. Defining clear, enforceable, and transferable water rights could help ensure that water is allocated to productive uses and finally put an end to this water war.
It is time to return to Montana’s roots by honoring private property rights — and, indeed, by celebrating them.
As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Americans should ask how they can ensure the health of their national treasure for many generations to come.
Dean Lueck, Jonathan Yoder
In this PERC Policy Series essay, Dean Lueck and Jonathan Yoder use economics to examine wildfire management and current wildfire policy debates.
R. David Simpson
For the last few decades, ecosystem services have been a popular theme in conservation policy. Should national governments be involved in enhancing their provision?
The national parks are often celebrated as America’s best idea, but we are loving the idea to death.