Laura Huggins

Property and Environment Research Center


Laura Huggins is a research fellow at PERC and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She currently manages economic initiatives for the American Prairie Reserve and is CEO of Montana Prairie Holdings, which promotes wildlife-friendly ranching through its beef brand.

She coauthored “Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity” (2003 and 2009), “Greener Than Thou: Are You Really an Environmentalist?” (2008), and “Environmental Entrepreneurship: Markets Meet the Environment in Unexpected Places” (2013). Huggins has also edited various publications.

Her interests lie in the impact of economic processes on natural resource policy and promoting market principles to address environmental challenges. Huggins has contributed to publications like the Washington Times and Los Angeles Times.

She holds an M.S. in Public Policy and a B.S. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Utah State University. She lives in Bozeman, Montana, with her family, enjoying activities like rock climbing and fly fishing. Additionally, she serves on the Temple Fork Outfitters Advisory Board.

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