PERC Viewpoints

PERC Viewpoints

PERC Viewpoints is a monthly series featuring original columns focusing on free market solutions to environmental issues, renewable energy and forest management. The opinions of guest authors do not necessarily represent the policy positions of the Frontier Institute.

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Waiting To Burn

Waiting To Burn

"Even when public land managers, officials and researchers agree that this mitigation work is needed on a landscape, the tools that reduce wildfire severity face a long, bureaucratic process of approvals and delays."

By Hannah Downey

The Irony Of A Burn Ban

The Irony Of A Burn Ban

"Policymakers must ask whether the minuscule risk of an escaped prescribed burn is worth doing nothing, allowing fuels to build up and putting the forest at a higher risk of an all-consuming destructive wildfire."

By Hannah Downey

Managing Forest Litigation

Managing Forest Litigation

Money alone will not solve the problem if lawsuits continue to hold up on-the-ground projects. Reforming litigation will improve the ability to effectively put resources to work in our forests.

By Hannah Downey

Good Neighbor Authority

Good Neighbor Authority

Over just a few years, Montana has proven a capable leader in conducting forest restoration work on federal lands under a Good Neighbor Authority agreement.

By Hannah Downey