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.
The park's wolf woes spur bigger questions of managing wilderness.
Capturing the economic value of wildlife—for the benefit of wildlife.
Turtle poachers become turtle protectors in Nicaragua.
In Game Trails magazine, Terry Anderson writes that banning hunting is not the answer to wildlife conservation, and the story of Galana Ranch sadly proves it.
Rancher and enviropreneur Jeff Lazslo forged partnerships with public and private funders to restore a huge wetland that now flourishes with fish, wildlife, and plants.