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PERC Reports

The magazine of Free Market environmentalism

Volume 39, No.2, Winter 2020

This special issue of PERC Reports, supported by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, explores the many challenges and opportunities facing the ever-changing West. From resolving disputes over the use of natural resources, meeting growing demands for outdoor recreation, or reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfires, the West must once again adapt. Our aim with this issue is to inspire an adaptation that respects property rights, encourages voluntary exchange, and promotes cooperation to conserve the region's precious resources. 

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A Forest Fix

Wildfires engulf the West year after year. Private partners have shown they’re willing to fund projects that reduce fire risks—as long as regulation and litigation don’t snuff them out.

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