By insisting that federal lands are free, we simply pad the pockets of big business.
A private-property approach to conservation is superior to conservation on government land.
If the government takes the National Butterfly Center for the border wall, it will have to pay just compensation to the private owner.
Holly Fretwell, Kristen Byrne
WATCH: Trout Unlimited helps agricultural producers leave water instream to enhance fish habitat.
Holly Fretwell, Kristen Byrne, Randy Rucker
WATCH: How profits earned from bee pollination markets help prevent bee populations from declining as a result of Colony Collapse Disorder.
Holly Fretwell, Kristen Byrne, Laura Huggins
WATCH: How the American Prairie Reserve has created a private public partnership in eastern Montana to restore 3.5 million acres of native flora and fauna
Conservation easements are an increasingly important tool for protecting the environment.
There are several ways Congress and the Interior Department could now implement formal co-management on Bears Ears National Monument.
No matter the intentions behind environmental regulation, it ultimately suffers the same shortcomings that other forms of government regulation do.
Allowing more forest decisions to be governed by property rights rather than bureaucracy could help environmentalists better protect them.