R. David Simpson
For the last few decades, ecosystem services have been a popular theme in conservation policy. Should national governments be involved in enhancing their provision?
This PERC Policy Series explores the underlying issues fueling conflicts such as the Masher standoff, as well as what might be done to resolve them. Battles such as this are the result of federal land policies that encourage conflict instead of negotiation.
Analyzing nature and economies as static systems distracts our attention from the dynamic forces in both.
New paper in the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy explores the linkages between ecology and economics through the lens of Austrian economics.
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.
Trampling the property rights of beachfront landowners in the name of public access is no way to encourage beach conservation.
PERC's new Policy Perspective explains how the government keeps tribes from developing their natural resources.
Fisheries around the world are poorly managed. As Jonathan Adler explains in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, property-based management can conserve fisheries and maintain their value for human consumption.
Wildlife is a publicly owned resource, yet the majority of wildlife habitat is privately owned. This article from the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum examines the nature of the split wildlife estate and the potential to unify it with public-private partnerships.