Tate Watkins, Jonathan Wood
If landowners have clear rights to rockweed, they'll have incentive to preserve it.
Amid a natural-gas boom aided by fracking, the use of eminent domain to build pipelines has exacerbated conflicts.
If tax foreclosure could destroy innocent easement owners' property, conservation easements could be especially vulnerable.
Free market environmentalism treats the environment as an asset, rather than a liability, creating the incentives that make protection and restoration possible.
Using the political process to force others to further your values at their expense isn’t virtue.
When it comes to trying to enhance access, we often go about it the wrong way.
Land managers should pursue negotiation instead of litigation when settling access disputes.
Accounting for dynamic nature requires revisiting the underpinnings of environmental law and management.