About PERC

Founded in 1980 in Bozeman, Montana, PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center—is the home of free market environmentalism. Our research is dedicated to harnessing the power of markets and property rights to improve environmental quality.

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Public Lands

Pay to Play

A look at the nature of public land recreation and how markets can enhance opportunities to protect open space.

Money to Burn

As wildfires get bigger and more costly, federal policies aren’t helping.




Give Bears Ears To Native Americans

If tribes are going to get more say in protecting sacred sites, like Bears Ears, they will have to have a greater role than consultation.


Murky Water

An update on the ongoing quest to define the “waters of the United States.“

Private Lands

Enviropreneurs at Work: Hank Fischer

Hank Fischer, a special projects coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, tells the story of wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park.