Hands-on research is one of the core operations of Strata. Our research team identifies and analyzes complex issues dealing with the environment, energy, and public lands. Believing that better outcomes result when people are given more freedom, we approach our research from a liberty-minded perspective. Our policy analysts work to ensure that Strata’s research reaches and impacts both policymakers and the general public. Strata also employs student researchers who work on real research projects through an apprenticeship that teaches them writing, analytical, and professional skills that will benefit them throughout their careers. Through our research, Strata is working to change the world for the better.

Recently Published Research

Mass Timber: For the Forests, For the Homeless

Described as being “made from several layers of dried lumber boards stacked in alternating directions, glued and pressed to form rectangular [...]

Public-Private Partnerships in Waste Management

In 2018, China officially removed itself from its role as the world’s “garbage dump” by refusing to buy plastic scrap. Since then, much of the [...]

Colorado’s Water Quality Improvement Fund

By Andrew Rummens Abstract Trying to promote water quality while avoiding placing a burden on taxpayers is a tough juggling act for state and [...]

Institutional Adaptation to Water Scarcity in Utah Irrigation Companies

A review of how water institutions in the American West have changed in response to arid conditions as a means of examining the possibility of [...]

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