Juliet Eilperin 12/04/2013
Tens of millions of bison used to range freely in North America before they were almost wiped out in the late 1800s.
Warren Meyer 09/25/2013
Park agencies are partnering with private companies to keep parks open, well maintained, and generate a return for taxpayers.
Shawn Regan 07/24/2013
PERC research fellow Shawn Regan provides testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on "Funding the National Park System for the Next Century."
Terry Anderson, D. Bruce Johnsen 01/02/2013
Facing the "fiscal cliff," perhaps the president and Congress should start thinking in terms of the "foreclosure crisis." All lenders, whether a local home-loan bank or the Chinese government, expect to be repaid either from the borrower's income or, if that is insufficient, from the sale of...
Shawn Regan 10/30/2012
That there are moose in Yellowstone today tells us something about nature and our role in it.
Sarah Anderson, Terry Anderson 08/06/2012
In the wake of the 2012 Colorado fires, PERC President Terry Anderson and former PERC fellow Sarah Anderson take a look at the motivating forces behind Forest Service fuel management decisions.
Shawn Regan 07/29/2011
Why are ranchers and mineral companies allowed to bid on federal land leases, but the public cannot? If environmentalists could lease the land they want to conserve, taxpayers might see a higher return and also avoid some bitter disputes.
Terry Anderson 12/28/2010
The Federal Government continues to acquire more land, much of it is donated, but the cost of land maintenance at this scale is immense and the feds do not have the funds to do the job.
Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan 11/18/2010
Federal Land management has largely led to poor stewardship. Permanenty funding the Land and Water Conservation Act to provide $900 miilion annually for more land purchases is a bad decison. The feds should focus on managing the 25 pecent of the US that they already own.
Holly Fretwell 11/15/2010
At the annual meeting of the Society for Enviromental Journalists, PERC researcher Holly Fretwell suggested that the national parks would benefit most from earning their own funds from entrance fees rather than depending on politicians to hand over more tax dollars. Meanwhile, the parks continue...