About PERC

Founded in 1980 in Bozeman, Montana, PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center—is the home of free market environmentalism. Our research is dedicated to harnessing the power of markets and property rights to improve environmental quality.

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Public Lands

The Case for Conservation Leasing

Federal rulse make it illegal for environmentalists to lease oil-and gas-rich lands in order to protect them. It's time for that to change.



Private Lands

Hunters and Anglers

Thank a Hunter

It’s incredibly important that we actively support hunting and angling not only because they’re a part of Montana’s identity, but because our wild places need the resources.