Here is PERC's testimony before the Federal Lands Subcommittee regarding the infrastructure needs of the National Park Service and Forest Service.
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.
The national parks are often celebrated as America’s best idea, but we are loving the idea to death.
Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
What it is, how it works, and why it needs to be reformed
Today’s myth: As taxpaying citizens, we should not pay to visit our national parks.
...the first thing to do is stop digging.
Congress should stop acquiring more federal land for the park system and start maintaining what we’ve already got.
Using the LWCF to acquire land—without first addressing the billions of dollars in deferred maintenance on the existing federal land—will threaten the ecological health, public accessibility and economic productivity of these precious lands.