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

Happy (Late) Birthday, Aldo!

We are still far from harmony with the land. But today, less than a week after Leopold’s 133rd birthday, we can be sure he’d be proud of our progress.

The Merits of Prevention

Simply pointing the finger at climate change will not prevent devastation during the next wildfire season.

Wildlife

Greening Globalilzation

The loss of biodiversity is a top risk to the global economy. Reducing that risk depends on securing property rights and embracing free trade.

Water

Private Lands

Happy (Late) Birthday, Aldo!

We are still far from harmony with the land. But today, less than a week after Leopold’s 133rd birthday, we can be sure he’d be proud of our progress.

Hunters and Anglers

Fisheries