30 by 30

Report touts local Colorado conservation efforts in support of Biden’s 30×30 goal

BY: - July 28, 2021

A coalition of local government officials from across the West on Wednesday released a report highlighting the region’s efforts to support President Joe Biden’s “America the Beautiful” initiative, which aims to boost conservation nationwide with an eye towards protecting 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. “The America the Beautiful goal to expand conservation […]

How a plan to boost Kansas-Nebraska tourism got wrapped up in fears of a 30×30 ‘land-grab’

BY: - May 18, 2021

It started as a research project. University of Nebraska landscape architecture professor Kim Wilson asked her students in 2016 to brainstorm a way to increase tourism in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the childhood home of renowned writer Willa Cather, just north of the Kansas border. The class found that more than 255 historic sites dot the […]

COMMENTARY

Beloved rural character of Colorado will be protected under 30 by 30 plan

BY: - May 7, 2021

Jacob Fischler did a terrific job of explaining President Joe Biden’s initiative to conserve 30% of our lands and waters by 2030 (“Biden’s 30 by 30 conservation plan urges collaboration with private landowners“). This historic plan will rely on collaborative partnerships and local-driven conservation solutions on public, private and Tribal lands. It will restore degraded […]

Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan urges collaboration with private landowners

BY: - May 6, 2021

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30% of the land and water in the U.S. by 2030, according to a multi-agency report published Thursday. The recommendations are short of the most aggressive federal directives congressional Republicans feared would be […]

No details yet on Biden conservation plan, but Republicans slam it as a ‘land grab’

BY: - May 5, 2021

Republicans on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday previewed their objections to the Biden administration’s still-unreleased plan to conserve 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030.  President Joe Biden created what is commonly called the “30 by 30 plan” in a Jan. 27 executive order, but the administration hasn’t released details about […]

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native Americans

BY: - April 10, 2021

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out on Friday reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money across federal agencies to address those issues.  Like most domestic programs in Biden’s overall $1.5 trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2022, the recommendations for increased spending on conservation and climate goals […]