"Use it or lose it" requirements can exacerbate conflict by giving ranchers and conservation interests no alternative to political, legal, or administrative conflict.
This paper identifies the necessary conditions for a successful expansion of private-lands conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
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.
Opportunities exist to develop conservation reserve networks in the western US that account for landscape connectivity and that benefit both private landowners and biodiversity conservation efforts through land trades and acquisitions.
This paper provides a fishery-wide accounting of returns to these diverse stakeholder groups at the vessel level.
Wildfire prevention and suppression could be bolstered by improved access to public lands.
Abstract Environmental markets are widely prescribed as an alternative to open access regimes for natural resources. We develop a model of dynamic groundwater extraction to…
An analysis of the frequency of trading and the causes of price dispersion for short-term water leases in the Edwards Aquifer in Texas.
Allowing such “nonuse rights” to public natural resources would enable markets to advance environmental goals, leading to more stable and less contentious outcomes.