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


The Wolf Wars Are Back

Wolf conflicts are back not just because their populations have recovered but also because federal policy has been slow to respond.


Private Lands

Public Comment on American Prairie Reserve Bison Grazing

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. 

Hunters and Anglers

Thank a Hunter

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.