In the wake of the 2012 Colorado fires which destroyed hundreds of homes and will cost an estimated $450 million in damage, PERC President Terry Anderson and former PERC fellow Sarah Anderson take a look at the motivating forces behind Forest Service fuel management decisions. Their research finds that although economic and political factors influence the Forest Service, ecology is at the heart of the issue.
Federal land management is more likely to produce acrimony and lawsuits than cooperation. It doesn't have to be that way.
PERC testifies before House Natural Resources Subcommittee regarding the challenges facing the Interior Department.