Volume 28, No.3, Fall 2010

Features

Laura Huggins
Whether focused on public or private lands, the goal of this special issue is to explore new frontiers in land management.
Reed Watson
Why some ranchers see wildlife as a nuisance while others see it as an asset
Holly Fretwell
Land management lessons from a rancher turned "enviropreneur"
Jonathan Fahey
A lack of transmission lines makes wind farming an iffy crop
James Salzman
Markets for ecosystem services such as water filtration, erosion control, and pollination benefit the providers and enhance environmental assets.
Peter Hill, Shawn Regan
Entrepreneurs are capitalizing on ecotourism and environmental amenities to transform an agricultural economy into a nature-based economy.

Web Exclusives

Lexi Feinberg
Once an icon of the American west, bison are now hazed through costly government-driven efforts and killed in droves around Yellowstone National Park during the winter.

Columns

Terry Anderson
In 1962, Congressman Wayne Aspinall wrote to President Kennedy asking him to establish a commission to review public land laws.
Daniel Benjamin
In open-access settings, high quality resources are lucrative; yet keeping out potential entrants may be extremely costly.

Perspectives

Some great articles, including “Bootleggers, Baptists, and Global Warming in Retrospect,” by Bruce Yandle; “Recycling Redux,” by Daniel Benjamin; and a book review “The Case Against the Hockey Stick,” by Matt Ridley. It was a refreshing read after being nauseated by the amount of talk on “sustainability” (i.e. save the environment, ignore the costs).
Paul Schwennesen
In 1993, more than thirteen thousand cubit feet of water per second raced down the San Pedro Valley, washing away farms, drowning livestock, and destroying bridges.
Linda Platts
In the early 1990s, a few lionfish, perhaps a half do
Linda Platts
A new design for a high speed passenger train has been described by some as a brilliant Chinese innovation.
Linda Platts
Today’s fashions change so quickly that clothes are hardly worn and rarely loved. Barely worn clothes sit in heaps in warehouses across the country.
Leonard Gilroy
In the grand scheme, state parks are an amenity that generally falls lower on the state’s priority list than education, health care, and corrections.