A former backcountry ranger, PERC research fellow Shawn Regan weighs in on the national parks' proposed entrance fee hikes. Fee revenues help parks address critical needs without relying on Congress for appropriations.
Allowing price to ration water may be a bitter political pill to swallow, but it makes economic and environmental sense. Writing at The Conversation, Randy Simmons lends insight into California's water crisis.
While the Endangered Species Act has led to habitat destruction, private solutions give us reason to be hopeful. In South Africa's Wildlife Ranching magazine, Terry Anderson explains how Texan ranchers brought the scimitar-horned oryx back from the brink of extinction.
In the Wall Street Journal, Gary Libecap and Robert Glennon discuss the West's outdated water laws. A policy overhaul, they argue, would allow efficient water markets and reward conservation.
In the Wall Street Journal, Terry Anderson examines how landowners have managed wildlife habitat under the ESA and suggests heavy-handed enforcement has discouraged private conservation efforts.
The boom in gun sales has created a revenue gusher for wildlife restoration.
President Obama recently proposed a federal strategy to promote honey bee health. But an economic perspective may provide some lessons for the government task force.
PERC senior fellow Jonathan Adler testifies on state vs. federal environmental policy implementation.
Terry Anderson, Daniel Botkin
Good science combined with the right incentives will allow humans to live in harmony with ever-changing nature.