PERC’s Executive Director, Brian Yablonski, sits down with John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show to discuss Yellowstone National Park’s great migration. Yellowstone National Park is home to the largest intact temperate-zone ecosystem. The wildlife within this ecosystem migrates across boundaries through both public and private land. With habitat loss being the greatest threat to the future of this wildlife, it is critically important that we find ways to ensure that private landowners are willing and able to tolerate this migration. In order to preserve it, we must find ways to turn wildlife from liabilities into assets for private landowners.
The sooner government policy can make rare species an asset rather than a liability for private citizens, the better the prospects will be for the butterfly and other imperiled species.
The recovery of the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a success that should be recognized and celebrated.
Elinor Ostrom's work presents a "third way" of governing the commons.
Elinor Ostrom’s influential work provides useful insights into the various institutional frameworks for resource governance in the American West.