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.
This PERC Policy Series explores the underlying issues fueling grazing conflicts in the West, as well as what might be done to resolve them.
Is there room for innovation in national forest management? In PERC's latest report, Robert Nelson proposes "charter forests" as a new management approach.
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.
PERC's new Policy Perspective explains how the government keeps tribes from developing their natural resources.
In the early twentieth century, L.A. purchased water rights by buying up farmland and conveying the water back to L.A. These purchases created a legacy of distrust and suspicion, as people began to view the trades as theft. Gary Libecap takes a second look at the L.A.-Owens Valley transfers.
"The nation finds itself struggling with forest management systems that do not work," says Roger Sedjo, a Senior Fellow with the Washington, D.C.-based research organization Resources for the Future. "The future management of the national forests is unlikely to be smooth, because no political...
Donald Leal, Holly Fretwell
This sketch of 27 state parks systems between 1980 and 1994, offers a brief look at the physical characteristics of each park system, its amenities and programs, visitation, fees and funding sources. A companion to the PERC Policy Series: Back to the Future to Save Our Parks, it examines the...
J. Bishop Grewell
Agriculture has proven that it can feed the world. Ever-increasing yields and changing demographics have ensured the cultivation of sufficient food; only distribution remains an obstacle.