Companies, like Patagonia, selling outdoor gear lobby endlessly for more federal wilderness—subsidized by the taxpayer.
As the centennial celebration for our national parks comes to an end, not all is right within our parks.
As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Americans should ask how they can ensure the health of their national treasure for many generations to come.
The national parks are often celebrated as America’s best idea, but we are loving the idea to death.
The maintenance backlog is $12 billion—and it shows. Here's how to start afresh.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
A park franchise model could help create a new national park in the North Woods of Maine.
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.
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.
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.