Allowing more forest decisions to be governed by property rights rather than bureaucracy could help environmentalists better protect them.
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.
Hannah Downey, Megan Hansen
Instead of punishing private landowners, we should do more to incentivize voluntary conservation of endangered species and their habitats.
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.
Trump’s Paris exit and the Bootlegger-Baptist disarray
Do we need a new mission for our national forests?
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.
As locals clash with elk reintroduced to the Smokies, can strategies from the West serve as a blueprint to mitigate conflicts?
As public land battles simmer, a new private model emerges to pay ranchers to conserve wildlife.
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.
Instead of decrying human influence and prophesying environmental doom, we must identify harmful change and find responsible ways to fix 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.
In Pennsylvania, former enemies—loggers and green activists—could become partners in conservation.
Dean Lueck, Jonathan Yoder
In this PERC Policy Series essay, Dean Lueck and Jonathan Yoder use economics to examine wildfire management and current wildfire policy debates.