Eco-Industrial Parks:The Case for Private PlanningRS-00-1: 2000by Pierre Desrochers
July 10, 1997Statement for the Subcommittee on Parks and Public LandsBy Donald R. Leal PERC Senior Associate
June 21, 2000Testimony to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and WaterBy David Gerard PERC Research Associate
State parks across the nation are serving more and more visitors while struggling to preserve natural and cultural resources. As demands for tax-generated revenues grow, many state legislatures are cutting appropriations to their park systems. Shrinking funds and growing usage threaten the well-...
, Bruce Yandle
RS-02-1: 2002 By Bruce Yandle, Maya Vijayaraghavan, and Madhusudan Bhattarai
The forests of North America represent enormous natural bounty. Yet, in the United States at least, the benefits of this wealth of nature are not being fully realized. Taxpayers lose money on their public forests, and the forests face severe ecological threats.
Although the forests of British Columbia, Canada, are 96 percent government-owned, the management of the forests is far more market-driven than in the U.S. Forest Service, according to a new report by PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center.
Federally owned forests in the United States are facing financial and ecological problems. In this case study Alison Berry explores the pros and cons of using woody biomass to create ethanol, electricity, and heat.
By Frank F. Limehouse,Peter C. Melvin,andRobert E. McCormick