Todd Graham, Jeremy Gingerich 02/24/2014
The Park Service wants another large buffalo herd in the Great Plains, which would advance the Department of the Interior’s Bison Conservation Initiative. In what may be a huge opportunity for the Oglala Sioux, a Tribal National Park is emerging in South Dakota—the first of its kind.
Reed Watson 01/03/2014
With less than a foot of rainfall each year, the Mojave Desert is not an obvious place to look for water. Reed Watson explores an innovative proposal to pump groundwater from the Mojave and move it to nearby Southern California municipalities.
Reed Watson 01/03/2014
In this case study, Reed Watson explores what the Scott River Water Trust is, how it works, and why others should be taking notice.
Laura Huggins 10/23/2013
The Endangered Species Act is expensive and ineffective in its reactive approach to conservation. Laura Huggins explores an alternative system of incentives for environmental stewardship prior to regulatory listing.
Warren Meyer 09/25/2013
Park agencies are partnering with private companies to keep parks open, well maintained, and generate a return for taxpayers.
Sierra Crane-Murdoch 11/28/2012
In this PERC Case Study, Sierra Crane-Murdoch explores the challenges facing a tribe atop the nation’s biggest oil play. While mineral owners off the reservation have earned thousands of dollars for each acre leased, most allottees within have earned only a few hundred.
Emily Wood, Annie Beckhelling 08/17/2012
By the employment of dogs, farmers and conservationists are reducing both livestock lost to predation and cheetahs lost to predator control.
Bruce Yandle 04/10/2012
As we approach Earth Day 2012, I offer a sobering proposition: The blueprints of our major air and water pollution control statutes were flawed at birth.
Steven Bick 12/22/2011
Discussions of renewable energy typically focus on technologies such as solar panels, wind power, and geothermal. In one state, however, a different conversation is taking shape—one that is focusing on refining an age-old source of renewable energy: wood.
Holly Fretwell 08/22/2011
State parks often have their budgets cut when revenues are tight. Some parks are having success by hiring private companies to run the parks. They are efficient, good stewards of the resource, and customer-friendly.