If you want to know “All about Free Market Environmentalism” PERC is the best source of information. Several “Founding fathers “came and spoke at our Aix International Conferences: Jane and Richard Stroup, John Baden…, and Terry Anderson whose book “Free Market Environmentalism” sums up theory and practice.
“Founded in 1980 by a handful of outdoor-oriented economists in Bozeman, Montana, PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center—is a conservation and research institute dedicated to free market environmentalism. Our research examines how markets encourage cooperation instead of conflict over natural resources and how property rights make the environment an asset by giving owners incentives for stewardship. Together, they improve environmental quality.
By applying these lessons to environmental policy, we envision a culture of creative conservation and environmental entrepreneurship replacing the often ineffective and acrimonious political culture.
PERC is dedicated to working with conservationists, policymakers, scholars, and journalists to understand the root of environmental conflict and move toward innovative solutions. Our research, workshops, and fellowships strive to replace rhetoric with results and conflict with cooperation so that we can be better stewards of the environment”.