In a world where only a quarter of all arable land remains viable for agriculture, where population is predicted to increase to nine billion by 2050, and where people are concerned with food safety, new methods of agricultural production are increasingly sought-after. At Verdant Earth Technologies...
Whether focused on public or private lands, the goal of this special issue is to explore new frontiers in land management.
Peter Hill, Shawn Regan
Entrepreneurs are capitalizing on ecotourism and environmental amenities to transform an agricultural economy into a nature-based economy.
A lack of transmission lines makes wind farming an iffy crop
Why some ranchers see wildlife as a nuisance while others see it as an asset
Land management lessons from a rancher turned "enviropreneur"
Markets for ecosystem services such as water filtration, erosion control, and pollination benefit the providers and enhance environmental assets.
The basic idea was that bottom up, rather than top down, development of property rights, offered a useful tool for analyzing many resource issues.
"Saving the Wilderness” explained how the managers of the Rainey Preserve used market relationships to enhance private land management and how they and similar managers could, if allowed, improve the management of government land, too.
Scarcely a week goes by in which we do not hear or read some distressing news about overfishing in ocean fisheries. Such news comes at a time when the world has witnessed a phenomenal productivity boom in agricultural use of land.