We are encouraged by the Biden-Harris plan to conserve and restore lands, waters, and wildlife; increase equitable access for outdoor recreation; and create local parks, especially in cities and other nature-deprived communities. Protecting 30% of lands and waters by 2030 is a bold and necessary step for us to address the climate crisis and ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy all the benefits provided by nature.
The American the Beautiful report details vision for 10-year, locally led and voluntary nationwide effort to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife and identifies six priority areas for the administration’s early focus, investments, and collaboration:
- Creating more parks and safe outdoor opportunities in nature-deprived communities.
- Supporting Tribally led conservation and restoration priorities.
- Expanding collaborative conservation of fish and wildlife habitats and corridors.
- Increasing access for outdoor recreation.
- Incentivizing and rewarding the voluntary conservation efforts of fishers, ranchers, farmers, and forest owners.
- Creating jobs by investing in restoration and resilience projects and initiatives, including the Civilian Climate Corps.