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.
How hunters helped develop the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and saved America’s wildlife from the “tragedy of the commons."
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
Reed Watson, Peter Hill, Shawn Regan, Laura Huggins
Listen as Aaron Flint of "Voices of Montana" talks with Reed Watson, P.J. Hill, Shawn Regan, and Laura Huggins about free market environmentalism.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes
Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes is an environmental economist with a focus on the role of markets for biodiversity conservation. He has been actively involved in various private conservation initiatives for 25 years, starting as a financial manager of a private game reserve in South Africa and later...
Private protection of the environment is all around us, but it often goes unnoticed. Since our beginning, PERC has worked to showcase the private efforts that preserve in the public interest.