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Yellowstone’s Innovative Flood Response Offers a Lesson for All National Parks

© Yellowstone National Park This article was originally published in The Hill. The historic 1,000-year flood that caused widespread damage in and around Yellowstone National Park was truly unprecedented. Floodwaters wiped out bridges, washed away miles of roads and flooded or destroyed hundreds of homes in surrounding communities, leaving large portions of the park inaccessible to […]

Published on: June 28, 2022

The Big Burn of 1910 and the Choking of America’s Forests

[…] years of this century, there have already been 35—seven in 2021 alone. The 2020 August Complex Fire in Northern California became the nation’s first “gigafire” since the Yellowstone Fire of 1988, consuming more than 1 million acres across three national forests. Drought, fire weather, and climate change are all contributing factors. Less discussed, however, […]

Published on: June 23, 2022

New Big-Game Migration Partnership Highlights Incentives for Private Working Lands

[…] in the West are essential for the survival of migratory elk, pronghorn, and mule deer. Private land covers 6 million acres, or 30 percent, of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and elk spend as much as 80 percent of their time on private land during the winter. Yet while landowners provide essential habitat during the […]

Published on: May 31, 2022

3 Ways Markets Are Protecting Our Environment

[…] Private partners are pursuing innovative agreements to conserve these landscapes and habitats. In the Paradise Valley of Montana, the Property and Environment Research Center and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition have partnered with a ranching family to conserve 500 acres of their ranch for elk winter range. This elk occupancy agreement is entirely voluntary, privately funded, […]

Published on: April 22, 2022

How Serious Are We, Really, About Protecting The Yellowstone Ecosystem?

[…] the determining factor in whether many species of fish, wildlife, and plants thrive, survive, or fade into memory–even in a place as seemingly wild as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Specifically, we should give priority to how we value private land stewardship and conservation outcomes are financed so more conservation opportunities can be realized. Success […]

Published on: February 10, 2022

Yellowstone” IRL

A podcast on the special “Yellowstone” edition of PERC Reports

Published on: February 3, 2022

Yellowstone” and the Real Issues that Face the West

©Miroslav Volek PERC CEO Brian Yablonski joins the Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the special “Yellowstone” edition of PERC Reports. They discuss the challenges facing Montana ranchers and residents and how the dramatized depiction on “Yellowstone” measures up to real life.

Published on: February 3, 2022