An experiment in western Uganda underscores a key lesson about how to align conservation incentives with people, wherever they may be: if you want it, buy it.
Instead of decrying human influence and prophesying environmental doom, we must identify harmful change and find responsible ways to fix it.
When water runs low, cooperation on the ground makes the most of it for everyone who wants a share.
A decade after colony collapse disorder began, pollination entrepreneurs have staved off the beepocalypse.
When it comes to trying to enhance access, we often go about it the wrong way.
The sharing economy has vast potential to reduce environmental impacts by incentivizing property owners to make more efficient use of their cars and homes.
Smartphones can help us make important environmental strides in the developed world, but they're even more revolutionary in the developing world.
Kristen Byrne, Hannah Downey
Allowing non-ranching groups to hold grazing permits could give a fair shake to ranchers, environmentalists, and recreationists alike when it comes to our public lands.
We need creativity to balance the many competing interests affected by monument designations.
If Secretary Ryan Zinke thinks Katahdin Woods and Waters warrants national park status, he should insist that it be done with a stipulation.
Property rights are a tried-and-true method of incentivizing responsible resource use. If rockweed is private property, the owners will have strong incentives to protect it.
Terry Anderson, Brian Seasholes, Tate Watkins, Holly Fretwell, Hannah Downey, Kristen Byrne, Reed Watson
It’s time to get serious—and seriously creative—about how we protect federal lands.
In Pennsylvania, former enemies—loggers and green activists—could become partners in conservation.
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.