How can private land be counted in the 30 x 30 efforts proposed by the Biden Administration? Megan Jenkins and Harrison Naftel explain.
This paper describes how a non-profit and a for-profit business helped save one of the last grassland ecosystems in the world.
Saving taxpayers and protecting homes, this solution is a win-win for landowners, insurers, and policymakers. To keep this private approach alive, we’ll need protections that fan the flames of innovation.
In this paper, Laura Huggins, Olivia Hansen, and Harrison Naftel explore how to help turn wildlife into an asset rather than a liability.
The Costs and Benefits of Critical Habitat Designation: Legal Requirements of the Endangered Species Act
Author Jeffrey McCoy first provides an overview of the ESA's congressional history by examining amendments made in 1978 and 1982.
In this paper, the authors explore Hurricane Maria’s economic effects on native earnings within the Orlando area.
Wood and Watkins identify key lessons from the case of the dusky gopher frog about how to more effectively use critical habitat to help species recover.
Our research suggests that establishing a clear process for how decisions about exclusion will be made will help improve transparency.
This policy paper examines both the benefits and drawbacks of designating critical habitat. Learn more here.
This public interest comment is on the proposed a rule to define “habitat” as used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973.
This research-in-focus piece reviews the existing literature that measures the economic impacts of various types of federal land on nearby communities.
In this policy paper, Jenkins, Dougher, and Garlick begin by examining how the maintenance backlog was created and why it has persisted over time.
Jason Walsh and Chris Brozyna examine the effect of separating fisheries into Territorial Use Rights for Fisheries (TURFs).
Monumental Debate – What Past Reforms of the Antiquities Act Can Teach Us about Current Controversies
This research suggests that past reforms have been effective at limiting executive power to designate large national monuments in western states without increasing the vulnerability of valuable landscapes and artifacts on federal lands.
This policy paper reviews the relevant literature on the extent of executive discretion under the Antiquities Act. Learn more about the research here.
Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15 and to Elements of the Renewable Identification Number Compliance System
The EPA seeks comment on changes to rules governing sales of E15, a gasoline blend with up to 15% ethanol. Learn more about the research here.
A broad cross-section of self-reported motives, methods, and prices used by private companies engaging in internal carbon pricing.
This research examines the effects of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) on electricity prices. Learn more about the research here.
This policy paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to better understand factors that deter them from engaging in conservation.
Drawing on previous research, the authors evaluate likely outcomes of the proposed rule change. Learn more about the research here.
Drawing on previous research, the authors evaluate likely outcomes of the proposed rule change from the Fish and Wildlife Service.
This research explores the environmental consequences of mandating ethanol in greater detail and makes policy recommendations.