Skip to content

About PERC

All Areas of Focus

All Research

Private Partners Can Help Foster More Resilient Forests

  • Holly Fretwell
  • PERC research fellow Holly Fretwell sits down with John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show to discuss the need for forest restoration on federal forest lands. Decades of fire suppression have created a build-up of fuel on federally managed lands, meaning wildfires have more fuel to consume and therefore burn hotter and longer. To foster resilient forests with healthy fire cycles, forest restoration projects must be prioritized. At the current pace, it would take decades for the Forest Service alone to treat the areas at risk of catastrophic wildfire. Instead, we should reduce regulatory barriers and unleash the power of the private sector to help get these needed projects done.

    Written By
    • Holly Fretwell
      Holly Fretwell
      • Research Fellow

      Holly Fretwell is a research fellow at PERC, where for more than two decades she has researched public land policy, property rights, and markets.

    Related Content