Privately owned farms, ranches, and forests, collectively known as working lands, are the cornerstones on which our nation was built.
As public land battles simmer, a new private model emerges to pay ranchers to conserve wildlife.
It is time to return to the BLM motto—“land of many uses”—not land of no uses.
Insurance is not only useful for protecting property; it can also help protect vulnerable environmental assets.
Using the political process to force others to further your values at their expense isn’t virtue.
Kerry Smith discusses the federal flood insurance program in light of Hurricane Harvey.
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.
Conservation easements are an increasingly important tool for protecting the environment.
Brian Yablonski, Melinda Harm Benson
Lessons learned from one of the largest public land experiments in the United States.
Tim Fitzgerald, Randy Rucker
How to rein in the costs of the federal government’s wild horse program.
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.
All is not well on America’s public lands.
PERC and the Pacific Legal Foundation recently filed an amicus brief in support of Maine property owners.
Instead of counterproductive regulations, we need more creativity, partnerships, and positive incentives to preserve and restore habitat.
If preserving the species is the goal, free markets and property rights can succeed where regulation and wishful thinking have failed.
New research on the life-saving power of air conditioning.
For some environmental groups, oil and wildlife never mix—except when it comes to their own property.
An experiment in western Uganda underscores a key lesson about how to align conservation incentives with people, wherever they may be: if you want it, buy it.
When water runs low, cooperation on the ground makes the most of it for everyone who wants a share.
Terry Anderson, Brian Seasholes, Tate Watkins, Holly Fretwell, Hannah Downey, Kristen Byrne, Reed Watson
It’s time to get serious—and seriously creative—about how we protect federal lands.
But will the new interior secretary take on the federal-lands bureaucracy?
Holly Fretwell, Kristen Byrne
WATCH: Trout Unlimited helps agricultural producers leave water instream to enhance fish habitat.