Carol Ryman Dumas
The Biden administration’s plan to conserve 30% of U.S. lands and water by 2030 was released in May, but many in the agricultural community said it lacked specifics.
Livestock ranchers got some insight into the proposal, called the America the Beautiful Initiative, during the Public Lands Council’s virtual annual meeting this week.
The effort addresses the three big issues of nature loss, climate change and access to nature, which really puts people into the equation, said Nada Wolff Culver, Bureau of Land Management deputy director.
The initiative starts with six priority focus areas:
• Creating more parks and safe outdoor opportunities.
• Supporting tribal-led conservation and restoration.