Holly Fretwell

Holly Fretwell

Adjunct Instructor
Montana State University

Holly Fretwell is an adjunct instructor at Montana State University, where she has taught  introductory economics, macroeconomics, and natural resources and environmental economics. She is also a Research Fellow at PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center, located in Bozeman, Montana. She is author of the new book Who is Minding the Federal Estate: Political Management of America’s Public Lands, and she has presented papers promoting the use of markets in public land management. She has provided Congressional testimony on the state of U.S. national parks and the future of the Forest Service. In additional, she works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, giving workshops for high school teachers to improve their skills in teaching and using economic tools.

Blog Posts

What the Government Gets Wrong About Environmental Stewardship

Unlike the polarized conflicts that occur on federal lands, private environmentalism meets demands through win-win solutions.

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Protecting the Environment


Save Our Parks! How to Keep National Parks Open During a Government Shutdown

As part of the government shutdown that started October 1, the National Parks Service has closed all U.S. national parks and monuments. Would-be visitors will be denied entry to Yosemite…