Michael `t Sas-Rolfes
Is the prohibitionist approach really helping?
A former backcountry ranger, PERC research fellow Shawn Regan weighs in on the national parks' proposed entrance fee hikes. Fee revenues help parks address critical needs without relying on Congress for appropriations.
This special issue of PERC Reports is dedicated to PERC’s Lone Mountain Fellows. In our cover story, Michael 't Sas-Rolfes explores the war on wildlife trade and offers insights from his recent research at PERC.
Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Land of No Use, a new ski film, takes viewers into the backcountry to explore Montana's wilderness areas. PERC research fellows Holly Fretwell and Shawn Regan help outline the debate over expanding them.
Allowing price to ration water may be a bitter political pill to swallow, but it makes economic and environmental sense. Writing at The Conversation, Randy Simmons lends insight into California's water crisis.
How well does enforcement of the Endangered Species Act preserve wildlife habitat? On the John Batchelor show, Terry Anderson talks about how the ESA has affected spotted owls, bald eagles, silver grayling, and wolves.
From Africa and South America, to China and the American West, Laura Huggins visits some of the poorest parts of the world to illustrate how local entrepreneurs enhance environmental quality and create wealth. Her book, Environmental Entrepreneurship, is now available in paperback.
The near extermination of the North American bison is widely viewed as a classic example of the tragedy of the commons. In the Independent Review, P.J. Hill argues that even if there had been well-defined and enforced property rights, cattle would still have replaced bison on the Great Plains.
While the Endangered Species Act has led to habitat destruction, private solutions give us reason to be hopeful. In South Africa's Wildlife Ranching magazine, Terry Anderson explains how Texan ranchers brought the scimitar-horned oryx back from the brink of extinction.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes
In South Africa's Wildlife Ranching magazine, Michael `t Sas-Rolfes explores the history of wildlife breeding as a species conservation tool, challenging traditional views of conservation in the Anthropocene era.
In the Wall Street Journal, Gary Libecap and Robert Glennon discuss the West's outdated water laws. A policy overhaul, they argue, would allow efficient water markets and reward conservation.
In the Wall Street Journal, Terry Anderson examines how landowners have managed wildlife habitat under the ESA and suggests heavy-handed enforcement has discouraged private conservation efforts.
The National Park Service faces fiscal challenges. Would a franchise model help some parks increase long-term revenues? National Parks Traveler's Kurt Repanshek and PERC's Holly Fretwell explore possible solutions.
Long before the EPA was a glint in anyone's eye, property rights were dealing with pollution issues. Watch as PERC's Terry Anderson discusses free market solutions to pollution and other environmental conflicts with John Stossel on Fox Business Network.
We make the mistake sometimes of assuming that the way you clean the environment is just adding another regulation. Watch as PERC senior fellow Jonathan Adler discusses the confusion about pollution and why he is unhappy with the EPA's new rules with John Stossel on Fox Business Network.