Park Privatization

I have started a new blog because, you know, I don't have enough to do already.  To some extent this is a reaction to a lot of interest I am getting on the topic of recreation privatization, and in part because the nature of climate blogging has changed of late to requiring one to keep up with a fast flow of stories, and I just don't have the time.  Anyway, the new blog is called Park Privatization.  I hope those who are interested in the topic find it compelling.  If nothing else, at least with this post Google will now find it.  I will still post here regularly and on the climate blog as often as I can.


  1. Roger Meiners:

    This is on park privatization (and management reform). There are a couple other articles at PERC by Fretwell and some by Leal on this topic. It made progress in the 80s and 90s, then seemed to stall. A worthwhile endeavor.

  2. Wayne Crews:

    Glad to see you started this one, I'll grab feed and we'll particiapte too.

  3. Craig:

    PERC does some good stuff up in Bozeman on free-market environmentalism. They also propose letting national parks keep their fees, instead of sending them all back to Washington. Coyote may want to look to them for help in this endeavor.

  4. Dr. T:

    If you are among the skeptics of anthropomorphic global warming, then you will enjoy George Will’s column.

  5. Dr. T:

    Oops, my pathology background is showing. I meant "anthropogenic."

  6. richard:


    Some small proof reading things:


    There is a link to your coyote blog in this


    the word 'is' is missing from this sentence:

    The concessionaire [is] not paid by the government, and receives no subsidy.

  7. ParkSmarts:

    I have never witnessed such a disingenuous proposal. Your efforts are NOT about saving a park system, but more clearly defined as a marketing strategy to build the business of RRM and line your own pockets.