How do public land managers assess wildfire risk? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, Dave Calkin, a wildfire economist and research forester with the U.S. Forest Service, discussed challenges faced by the fire management community and offered ideas for navigating budgetary constraints and policy restrictions to better manage the firescape. Learn more: perc.org/wildfire
Fire is an important tool for managing landscapes. How can landowners mitigate wildfire risk and foster rangeland health? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, the Noble Foundation's Chad Ellis shares best practices for prescribed burns. Learn more: perc.org/wildfire
What are the economics of wildfire? What policy reforms would foster more efficient fire management? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, authors Dean Lueck and Jon Yoder share the findings from Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy: An Economic Perspective. Learn more: perc.org/wildfire
How does our perception of wildfire risk shape wildfire management and policy? At PERC's 2016 Wildfire Solution Summit, political scientist Sarah Anderson shares findings from the Bren School's Strategic Environmental Research Initiative on Wildfire and Climate Change. Learn more: perc.org/wildfire
This podcast provides a quick overview of ecosystem services and the potential for water markets - featuring Director of Applied Programs Reed Watson and PERC Enviropreneur Alum Jamie Workman.
Stay tuned for the full podcast highlighting Hayek, Coase, and ecosystem services coming soon!
As part of the PERC Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC board member Gerry Ohrstrom sat down with science writer Matt Ridley to discuss how economics and ecology can work together to create bottom-up solutions to environmental problems.
As part of PERC's Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC Board Member Steven Hayward sits down with author Charles Mann to revisit contemporary understandings of the pre-Columbian world.