Volume 40, No.2, Winter 2021
“Yellowstone,” starring Kevin Costner, is one of the most popular shows on television. The action-packed drama follows the travails of a prominent Montana ranching family as they confront an onslaught of challenges to their way of life. The show sparked renewed interest in the American West and a creative idea at PERC. After bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policy experts—and even some “Yellowstone” cast members—for a PERC workshop this past summer, this special issue of PERC Reports was born. In it, we use “Yellowstone’s” portrayals of the Rocky Mountain West to examine real-world western issues.