But will the new interior secretary take on the federal-lands bureaucracy?
The act runs roughshod over the legislative process that is at the core of American governance, which seeks to promote compromise and coalition-building.
Terry Anderson, Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson, Michael Giberson
Eight policy ideas to deliver environmental and economic improvements for the lands, waters, and other resources under the control of the Department of the Interior.
It’s time to make the Antiquities Act a thing of the past.
Federal land policies encourage conflict instead of negotiation.
Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
What it is, how it works, and why it needs to be reformed
Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in the western United States. Our newest Public Lands Report examines various approaches to recreation taken by public land agencies across the West and explores the ability of these different agencies to resolve competing recreational demands.
This PERC Policy Series explores the underlying issues fueling grazing conflicts in the West, as well as what might be done to resolve them.
Federal control of grazing lands means that land-use debates are political. This essay explores ways to resolve competing demands through negotiation rather than conflict.
The LWCF reauthorization presents an opportunity to address many of the critical needs on existing federal lands and prevent further increases in the government's deferred maintenance backlog.