Part II: Policy Challenges to Conservation
Privately owned farms, ranches, and forests, collectively known as working lands, are the cornerstones on which our nation was built.
For some environmental groups, oil and wildlife never mix—except when it comes to their own property.
An innovative water contract pays farmers to conserve.
Restoring private land is big business—and the benefits flow well beyond property boundaries.
Free market ideas can continue to make "America's best idea" even better.
What the birth of free-market economics can teach us about today's natural resource policies.
Todd Graham, Jeremy Gingerich
The Park Service wants another large buffalo herd in the Great Plains, which would advance the Department of the Interior’s Bison Conservation Initiative. In what may be a huge opportunity for the Oglala Sioux, a Tribal National Park is emerging in South Dakota—the first of its kind.
With less than a foot of rainfall each year, the Mojave Desert is not an obvious place to look for water. Reed Watson explores an innovative proposal to pump groundwater from the Mojave and move it to nearby Southern California municipalities.
Water markets are a win-win. The Scott River Water Trust in Siskiyou County pays farmers to leave water instream for salmon and steelhead. This case study looks at how low-volume, low-cost water leases support agricultural communities and municipal development while also enhancing environmental...