Lessons from western states to enhance voluntary conservation on private lands.
Watch PERC's latest short film in our Markets for Conservation series that tells the story of how private lands hold the key to conserving elk migration corridors in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
PERC is seeking to expand its operational management by hiring an organized and motivated Director of Operations.
PERC's latest policy brief reviews several different state transferable hunting tag programs and identifies how best to craft a program that promotes wildlife habitat conservation.
Abstract Environmental markets are widely prescribed as an alternative to open access regimes for natural resources. We develop a model of dynamic groundwater extraction to…
An analysis of the frequency of trading and the causes of price dispersion for short-term water leases in the Edwards Aquifer in Texas.
A podcast discussing environmental policy under the Biden administration.
A podcast on the wildfire crisis and how to prevent it going forward.
Allowing such “nonuse rights” to public natural resources would enable markets to advance environmental goals, leading to more stable and less contentious outcomes.
To foster more resilient forests and healthier fire cycles, forest restoration must be prioritized.
A podcast on the bureaucratic obstacles that impede forest restoration.
Public Comment on the Revision of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-footed Ferrets in the Southwest
PERC weighs in on the Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed rule revision.
PERC weighs in on how to improve endangered species recovery.
Wolf conflicts are back not just because their populations have recovered but also because federal policy has been slow to respond.
Water markets help the West cope with supply-side shocks and evolving demands.
Protecting Wetlands: Environmental Federalism and Grassroots Conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region
Scaling back federal regulation over isolated wetlands reduces conflict between regulators and private landowners, aligning economic incentives with voluntary conservation objectives.
By recognizing water conservation as a beneficial use, Utah can promote cooperation that can help restore the Great Salt Lake.
A podcast on '30 by 30' and how to engage private lands.
PERC joined the Western Landowners Alliance, the New Mexico Habitat Conservation Initiative, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and the Utah Farmers Union to file an amicus brief in support of private land conservation.
Allowing APR to graze privately-owned bison on its federal allotments respects APR’s rights and, ultimately, honors all landowners’ rights to exercise their grazing privileges while promoting the health of federal lands.
Banning trophy hunting without viable alternatives would imperil biodiversity and undermine local communities.
It’s incredibly important that we actively support hunting and angling not only because they’re a part of Montana’s identity, but because our wild places need the resources.
Catherine Semcer testifies before the U.S. Senate on the importance of habitat conservation in preventing disease transmission from wildlife to humans.
Markets can overcome the technological challenge by giving fishers and others the incentive to develop new ways to reduce bycatch.
A podcast on free market environmentalism and its track record around the world.
Markets and property rights are working to solve a variety of environmental problems.