This issue of PERC Reports features the work of several past and present fellows and shows how their ideas are informing and shaping some of today’s most pressing environmental issues.
This report recommends actionable reforms that can help the Forest Service work better with states, tribes, and private partners to fix America’s forests.
Establishing a new corps program will not resolve fundamental obstacles that hinder broad conservation and restoration work.
States, tribes and the private sector are stepping up to restore America’s forests and reduce wildfire risks. Policy reforms could empower them to go even further.
Allowing APR to graze privately-owned bison on its federal allotments respects APR’s rights and, ultimately, honors all landowners’ rights to exercise their grazing privileges while promoting the health of federal lands.
PERC announces Jonathan Wood as vice president of law and policy.
PERC research fellow Holly Fretwell appears on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss how we can foster resilient forests and mitigate wildfire risk.
A podcast on the need for forest restoration to foster more resilient, healthy forests.
In an era where there is much disagreement and acrimony, the desire to conserve our country’s natural wonders, sacred spaces, and working lands is a point of consensus.
A conversation with ecologist Peter Kareiva.
New research shows how wolves are generating large benefits by keeping deer out of headlights.
The BLM and the Wild Horse and Burro Program should focus their efforts on assuring and enhancing the integrity of the Adoption Incentive Payment program through enforcement, rather than heeding calls to dismantle the program as a whole.
Protecting Wetlands: Environmental Federalism and Grassroots Conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region
Scaling back federal regulation over isolated wetlands reduces conflict between regulators and private landowners, aligning economic incentives with voluntary conservation objectives.
By recognizing water conservation as a beneficial use, Utah can promote cooperation that can help restore the Great Salt Lake.
The federal Clean Water Act is a notoriously complex statute, imposing federal permitting on a wide variety of land uses, industrial activity, and conservation projects based on turbid regulatory standards.
Critical habitat designations can penalize landowners for conserving habitat features, thereby disincentivizing habitat maintenance and restoration.
As a starting point, the preliminary principles of the America the Beautiful campaign focus on collaboration, voluntary efforts, incentives, local leadership, and honoring property rights.
Brian Yablonski testifies before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Forum on the 30 by 30 Initiative.
Banning trophy hunting without viable alternatives would imperil biodiversity and undermine local communities.
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.
Catherine Semcer testifies before the U.S. Senate on the importance of habitat conservation in preventing disease transmission from wildlife to humans.
Markets can overcome the technological challenge by giving fishers and others the incentive to develop new ways to reduce bycatch.
A podcast on free market environmentalism and its track record around the world.
Markets and property rights are working to solve a variety of environmental problems.