If tax foreclosure could destroy innocent easement owners' property, conservation easements could be especially vulnerable.
Part II: Policy Challenges to Conservation
Free market environmentalism treats the environment as an asset, rather than a liability, creating the incentives that make protection and restoration possible.
Matt Anderson, Shawn Regan
It’s time for Congress to act to provide meaningful co-management of Bears Ears to Native Americans.
The Endangered Species Act creates lots of work for lawyers and bureaucrats, but measured by the criteria it announces as the goal—recovering species—it hasn’t worked.
Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell
The question of how to manage wildfires is a hot one as fire can be both constructive and destructive.
Brian Seasholes, Todd Gaziano
Driving ranchers out of business could lead to habitat loss for the very bird the rules are designed to protect.
Is the enforcement of the Endangered Species Act scientifically or politically based?
Riverside riparian areas: public benefit vs. private burden
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.
Kerry Smith discusses the federal flood insurance program in light of Hurricane Harvey.
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.
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.
If preserving the species is the goal, free markets and property rights can succeed where regulation and wishful thinking have failed.
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.
But will the new interior secretary take on the federal-lands bureaucracy?