This report recommends actionable reforms that can help the Forest Service work better with states, tribes, and private partners to fix America’s forests.
Because abandoned mines generate substantial environmental harms, it is critical to remove regulatory disincentives to clean-up efforts and to replace them with positive incentives.
If the enthusiasm for enjoying public lands can be better channeled into user-funded mechanisms that support the maintenance and improvement of them, then outdoor recreationists of all stripes would have much to gain.
Eastern states demonstrate innovative state land policies that provide lessons for federal land management.
Eight policy ideas to deliver environmental and economic improvements for the nation's lands, waters, and other natural resources.
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in the western United States. Our newest Public Lands Report examines various approaches to recreation taken by public land agencies across the West and explores the ability of these different agencies to resolve competing recreational demands.
Reform ideas that would enable parks to become more self-sufficient and less reliant on Congress for annual appropriations.
A comparison of state and federal land management in the West.
Although the forests of British Columbia, Canada, are 96 percent government-owned, the management of the forests is far more market-driven than in the U.S. Forest Service.
Americans are on the fast track to land preservation as more and more federal land is set aside at an increasingly rapid pace. Now is the time to pause and ask if locking up great expanses of land provides the good stewardship that we want for our public lands.