Wednesday Night’s Show: Free Market Environmentalism with PERC (Property & Environment Research Center)

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

“If markets can provide bread & cars, why can’t they produce environmental quality?” asks one organization in Bozeman, Montana. You won’t want to miss our show on Wednesday, Jan. 28 – Free Market Environmentalism with PERC. FROM THE FOREST will be interviewing Reed Watson (PERC Executive Director). PERC stands for Property & Environment Research Center. PERC was created in 1980 by a handful of economists focusing on various environmental topics: public lands management, water markets, fisheries preservation, environmental entrepreneurship, & more. PERC believes in free market environmentalism – environmental problems can be solved by focusing on property rights & markets – rather than centralized planning.

Reed Watson is the executive director at PERC. He is also the Director of PERC's Enviropreneur Institute, an educational program and launch-pad for environmental entrepreneurs. Independent of PERC, Watson advises resource managers, policy makers, and conservation organizations on environmental resource valuation. He has completed consulting projects in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Louisiana & Florida and holds a J.D. and M.A. in Environmental Economics from Duke University and a B.S. in Economics from Clemson University. With Terry Anderson and Brandon Scarborough, he coauthored Tapping Water Markets (RFF Press, 2012). Tune in Wednesday evening @ 6PM @ 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more.

Not too much. Just enjoying the woodstove lately. Bringing wood inside daily makes you wonder why you do it, but then you feel that heat and are always reminded why.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester
Catskill Forest Association