This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued permits to several counties in Southwestern Utah allowing them to resume … More
Can federalism’s flexibility recover endangered species?
The federal Endangered Species Act has generated a lot of conflict over the last 44 years, but has little to … More
How should environmentalists feel about the Constitution?
The environmental movement is young by constitutional standards, gaining steam in the early 20th century and becoming a powerful political … More
Secretary Zinke’s Bears Ears recommendation would empower tribes and promote better stewardship
Last week, Interior Secretary Zinke released an interim report suggesting that the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument should be redrawn and management of the area reconsidered. In less than a day, before knowing what the new boundaries or management would be, lawsuits were threatened. If carried out, the proposal will empower tribes, promote better stewardship, and limit unnecessary regulation.
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
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.