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.
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.
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. How well would this work? Just ask Native Americans.
PERC's new Policy Perspective explains how the government keeps tribes from developing their natural resources.
The Farm Bill will make it more difficult for Asian catfish to enter the U.S. market. But critics say it’s a trade barrier in disguise.
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.