Property & Environment Research Center (PERC)

aka PERC   |   Bozeman, MT   |  www.perc.org

Mission

PERC (Property and Environment Research Center) is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems. Located in Bozeman, Montana, PERC scholars have influenced the policy debate in a host of areas, including water marketing, public land management, wildlife habitat protection, pollution control, and environmental enhancement. Every year PERC authors original research that advances policy and aids conservation practice.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Mr. Brian Yablonski

Main address

2048 Analysis Drive Suite A

Bozeman, MT 59718 USA

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Formerly known as

Political Economy Research Center

EIN

81-0393444

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Economics (as a Social Science) (V22)

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Our programs

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Enviropreneur (Environmental Entrepreneur) Programming

PERC's Enviropreneur programs aim to empower environmental entrepreneurs, or "enviropreneurs," in the application of property, contracts, and markets to advance conservation outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PERC develops in-house research on the following topics: Western lands, water and fisheries, wildlife, energy, urban environmental issues, and global conservation

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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PERC's goal to to develop conservation ideas and practices that equip individuals to solve our toughest conservation issues, replacing the ineffective and acrimonious culture of environmental politics with cooperation and environmental entrepreneurship.

PERC's strategy is to develop cutting edge research on timely conservation issues related to land, water, and wildlife, and then convey that research to decision makers in policy and practice to educate them on effective conservation strategies. We achieve this outreach through various in-house publications, online engagement, programs/workshops, and issue education.

Since 1980, PERC scholars have been using the principles of Free Market Environmentalism to develop innovative solutions to issues from wildfire to marine fisheries. Our in-house scholars and affiliated fellows have a wealth of experience in developing rigorous academic research, which our in-house outreach experts can then convey to our audiences.

Two of PERC's leading and lasting achievements are our research to promote marine fishery catch-share trading, which has resulted in safer fishing conditions and improved fish populations, as well as our water market research, that contributed to water trading and new allocation uses, such as in stream flows. Our work on National Park user fees and the deferred maintenance backlog has also garnered widespread support and recognition

Moving forward, we seek to ensure our research across our six topic areas continues to further both conservation policy and practice.

Financials

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Property & Environment Research Center (PERC)

Board of directors
as of 8/23/2021
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Board chair

Mr. Loren Bough

Loren Bough

John Tomlin

Henry Butler

Robert Clement

Tyler Dann

Deborah Donner

Martin Hostettler

Fred Karlinsky

Kristina Kendall

Rankin Smith

Kameron Onley

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Disability status
Person without a disability

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