Federal lands are governed by a complex thicket of laws built up over more than a century, often with too … More
Tag: national parks
When parks are too popular for their own good
Point Lobos, known as the “crown jewel” of California’s state park system, is wildly popular with the local Monterrey residents … More
A tale of two conservation funds
Public conservation lands, like national and state parks, are extremely popular. But funding them proves to be a much greater … More
Lacking consensus, monument designations breed endless conflict
One major shortcoming of relying on the political process to achieve environmental objectives (or most any other objective) is that … More
Are higher entrance fees the fix for overcrowded national parks?
Last year, the National Park Service’s centennial, saw a record number of people visiting national parks in the U.S. The … More
We need monumental creativity to resolve Antiquities Act conflicts
We need monumental creativity to resolve Antiquities Act conflicts, which is threatened by both sides digging in.
Are public lands corporate welfare for outdoor gear companies?
Shifting the cost of recreational opportunities on federal lands to those who enjoy them will better reveal how valuable this use of these lands is.