Private conservation is not a new idea. Over the years, work by private entities has grown to face new environmental problems, but it is clear the ideas had taken root many years ago.
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?"
Multiple organizational forms shape range management today, and through a comparison of state, private, and federal lands in the US, this essay helps explain why trust land agencies are not more market-oriented stewards of the land and resources.
Federal control of grazing lands means that land-use debates are political. This essay explores ways to resolve competing demands through negotiation rather than conflict.
New paper in the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy explores the linkages between ecology and economics through the lens of Austrian economics.
Allowing price to ration water may be a bitter political pill to swallow, but it makes economic and environmental sense. Writing at The Conversation, Randy Simmons lends insight into California's water crisis.
In this issue of Capital Ideas -- Live!, Hayes Brown interviews Terry Anderson about free market environmentalism, how conservation benefits can flow from private land stewardship, and more.
Cliven Bundy's battle was born out of a broken system that encourages conflict, not negotiation.
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.