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.
Where property rights have been made clear, secure, and transferable, overfishing has been reduced.
How a trust approach to managing national monuments could protect land while promoting local input.
The theme of Earth Day 2017 is Environmental and Climate Literacy; here at PERC we agree that education is a crucial part of conservation.
Robert Deacon, Steve J. Miller
Economists Steve Miller and Robert Deacon examine the management of bycatch in the U.S. West Coast groundfish fishery.
Lessons from southeastern Cameroon
Can protecting elk habitat mitigate conflicts with landowners?
The use and abuse of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory decision-making.
Companies, like Patagonia, selling outdoor gear lobby endlessly for more federal wilderness—subsidized by the taxpayer.
Terry Anderson, Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson, Michael Giberson
Eight policy ideas to deliver environmental and economic improvements for the lands, waters, and other resources under the control of the Department of the Interior.
How property rights are an effective means for conserving and recovering endangered species.
It took the Obama administration many months to develop, propose, and promulgate its WOTUS rule, and it will take just as long to revise or undo it.
Why rewarding, rather than punishing, conservation on private lands could save more species.
The EPA's past efforts to limit ozone emissions backfired. Will its new regulations actually work this time?
Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
The historical record offers considerable insight into the adaptability of agriculture to climatic challenges.
James G. Workman
Informal tenure and rights-based fishing in nearshore waters offer a more positive outcome to the no-longer-tragic “commons” of the ocean.
A measure to curb violence from conflict minerals has caused militias to simply expand their looting.
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.