On July 20th, federal agents invaded the National Butterfly Center’s property, unannounced and without permission, and began to rip through … More
Can “perpetual” conservation easements be updated to changing circumstances?
Conservation easements are an increasingly important tool for protecting the environment. Roughly 24 million acres in the United States are … More
Will capitalism save the rhino?
Rhinos have been hunted to the verge of extinction because of their valuable horns. Most governments have responded, as they … More
Supreme Court’s muddled definition of property undermines and politicizes conservation
The Supreme Court’s vague definition of “property” undermines free-market environmentalism.
New leader of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could steer agency in more collaborative direction
At long last, the Administration has chosen an acting leader for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—an important federal agency … More
Conservation easements must be interpreted to encourage cooperation not conflict
Biased interpretations of conservation easements sacrifice long-term conservation benefits for short-term gain.
Species recovery depends on establishing better incentives
An Endangered Species Act regulation undermines incentives to conserve and recover species, while also harming property owners and the economy.
The never-ending saga of the lesser prairie chicken
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced that it was once again considering listing the lesser prairie chicken under … More