The national parks are often celebrated as America’s best idea, but we are loving the idea to death.
The maintenance backlog is $12 billion—and it shows. Here's how to start afresh.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
Should the federal government create a new national park in the North Woods of Maine? Or could Elliotsville Plantation Inc. experiment with a park franchise model, negotiating a management plan with the National Park Service?
Congress should stop acquiring more federal land for the park system and start maintaining what we’ve already got.
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.