Are Conservation Leases the Key to Resolving Competing Demands on Public Lands?

Source: Property and Environment Research Center
by Shawn Regan

“Most conservation issues involve balancing competing uses of natural resources. Should a parcel of land be developed for energy production, harvested for timber, grazed by livestock, managed as wildlife habitat, or set aside as open space? In a world of scarce resources, the main question is: How do people best resolve these competing demands? On private lands, the answer is simple: They negotiate.” (05/24/23)