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.
In light of the Malheur standoff, the New York Times asked six contributors "should the government still own so much land in the West, and should its control over that land be reduced?"
Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Nearly half of the West is owned by the federal government. In this new report, PERC researchers find that the federal government loses money managing valuable natural resources on federal lands, while states generate financial returns.
The West African nation of Liberia has partnered with the European Union in a unique attempt to protect its remaining forests by barcoding every harvestable tree.
Each year, at least fifty national forests managed by the Forest Service lose money on their timber sale programs. To some critics, these programs represent an environmental travesty and a classic example of corporate welfare.
PERC Enviropreneur alum Dave Wager is helping to restore forests overstocked with trees and making a business by using the wood to make beautiful Tree Ring Pens.
One of our nations greatest resources, its large western forests, is given over to the care of government. Polluted streams, destroyed homes, and wasted assets are the result, even though the responsibility was clearly in our realm. The solution is to allow the resource to be privately owned, not...