Around the world, landowners enhance wildlife habitat, clean water, and provide recreational opportunities. This issue of PERC Reports features stories of private conservation in the public interest.
We follow the lead of Aldo Leopold by reinforcing a land ethic that rewards landowners who engage in private conservation.
The EPA’s new water rule could discourage private conservation efforts.
Restoring private land is big business—and the benefits flow well beyond property boundaries.
Ben Guillon, Geoff Smick, Rob Schell, Liz Agraz
How assigning property rights to protected species turned a landfill into a conservation bank.
Private landowners are the driving force behind sage grouse conservation.
A quiet revolution is sweeping across the West, forging a new approach to conservation in the 21st century.
Ranchers navigate ecosystems of perpetual change.
When it comes to protecting fisheries, not all property rights are created equal.
Conservation efforts transform a cattle ranch into a wildlife haven.
A safari group and local tribe join together to protect wildlife.
Private landowners provide a city with clean water.
Farmers contract with upstream land users to conserve cloud forests.