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



Private Lands

Like the Stars

As New West meets Old West, conflict is the norm. It doesn’t have to be.

The New Grizzly Hunters

Creative conservationists search for innovative ways to pay for the natural amenities they value.


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.