Critical habitat designations can penalize landowners for conserving habitat features, thereby disincentivizing habitat maintenance and restoration.
Future conservation efforts are likely to be more successful if they respect cultural norms and rely on incentives rather than punishment.
How national park visitors in the United States could help address the need for wildlife conservation efforts beyond park boundaries, using a case study of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Critical habitat designations that penalize private citizens for essential features found on their land discourage them from maintaining or restoring habitat, benefiting neither property owners nor rare species.
Protecting Wetlands: Environmental Federalism and Grassroots Conservation in the Prairie Pothole RegionHenry Holmes September 18, 2020
Scaling back federal regulation over isolated wetlands reduces conflict between regulators and private landowners, aligning economic incentives with voluntary conservation objectives.
Elinor Ostrom's work presents a "third way" of governing the commons.
Elinor Ostrom’s influential work provides useful insights into the various institutional frameworks for resource governance in the American West.