An academic paper exploring Native American water rights and natural resource use.
To extend our two-century era of comparatively rapid progress, we need radically reduced discrimination in the global opportunity to innovate.
“Use it or lose it” requirements can exacerbate conflict by giving ranchers and conservation interests no alternative to political, legal, or administrative conflict.
This paper identifies the necessary conditions for a successful expansion of private-lands conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Allowing such “nonuse rights” to public natural resources would enable markets to advance environmental goals, leading to more stable and less contentious outcomes.
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.
A new collection of papers on the role of property rights to ecological resources in environmental protection.
If rights can only be established once a resource is used, then the institutions that govern natural resources will be unable to resolve conflicting use and non-use demands.
The environmental movement will have to rely more on market solutions if we wish to conserve our precious natural resources.