Is there room for innovation in national forest management? In PERC's latest report, Robert Nelson proposes "charter forests" as a new management approach.
A new study says a little less might be better.
Te Maire Tau
Reinstating indigenous rights to own property and build an economy in New Zealand
Chief Shane Gottfriedson
First Nations are fighting for the same property rights that all Canadians enjoy
A First Nation in British Columbia in rewriting the rules.
The basic idea was that bottom up, rather than top down, development of property rights, offered a useful tool for analyzing many resource issues.
The public trust doctrine is a little-known bit of legal history that is now touted as an ancient rule of law that allows governments to control property long presumed to be privately owned.
Overfishing in the oceans is a classic example of the "tragedy of the commons"-- overexploitation of an unowned resource. Fishing in U.S. waters is no longer a commons free of fishing restrictions, yet many fisheries still suffer from the tragedy of the commons.