Super exciting headline, right?!
After years of watching our public lands dwindle, the US government is putting it right.
The House recently voted to protect millions of acres across the US as part of President Biden’s 30 by 30 Movement. This ambitious decree is Biden’s effort to fight the current climate crisis by protecting 30% of the US’ water and land resources by 2030. While this first legislation doesn’t quite reach this goal (not even close), it’s still a big step in the right direction.
States included in this sweeping action are Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Washington.
Not only does this bill make conservationists all warm and fuzzy inside, it’ll create recreation jobs, protect communities that depend on public lands for water and resources, and help fight the climate crisis.
Check out this link to read the full list of Acts and their goals: House votes to protect millions of acres of wilderness and other public lands in sweeping legislation.
“30 x 30 movement”. The Wilderness Society. https://www.wilderness.org/key-issues/30-x-30-movement
“US House passes historic public lands bill pledging to protect nearly 3m acres”. Fri 26 Feb 2021. Annette McGivney. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/26/us-house-public-lands-preservation-bill-passes
“A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets”. 19 Apr 2019. Dinerstein et al. Science Advances. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/4/eaaw2869