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.
This solution benefits everyone by saving taxpayers and protecting homes, requiring innovation-friendly protections for its success.
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.
This paper highlights lessons from the dusky gopher frog case to enhance the effective use of critical habitat for species recovery.
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 piece reviews the existing literature that measures the economic impacts of various types of federal land on nearby communities.
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
Effective reforms limit executive power in designating national monuments, preserving valuable landscapes and artifacts on federal lands.
This policy paper reviews literature on executive discretion under the Antiquities Act. For more information, refer to the research.
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.