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

Fight Fire With Fire

What Florida gets right about using controlled burns to prevent damaging wildfires, and what California could learn from it.

Financing Outdoor Recreation

This special issue of the journal Land Economics is the result of a 2019 workshop hosted by PERC that explored a range of outdoor recreation issues with a specific focus on funding. 

Wildlife

Water

Private Lands

Hunters and Anglers

Fisheries