RELEASE: Biden Administration Funding for Conservation at Historic Levels
Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds that President Joe Biden has channeled more than $10 billion to local land conservation efforts and conserved more than 12 million acres of land, furthering efforts to protect at least 30 percent of the nation’s land, waters, and ocean by 2030.
The Biden administration has distributed more funds for land conservation in his first two years in office than any previous president in the same time span. Those funds have gone to new and existing programs in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and to Tribes.
But now is not the time to slow down, the column says. With a divided Congress on the horizon, it urges the president to turn toward executive action to cement his legacy and conserve lands in communities that can benefit most.
Read the column: “Local Communities and Tribes Have Seen Historic Funding for Conservation Thanks to the Biden Administration” by Sam Zeno and Jenny Rowland-Shea
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