Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Ranchers gain further insight into Biden's America the Beautiful Initiative

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.

• Expanding collaborative conservation of fish and wildlife habitat.

• Increasing access to recreation.

• Incentivizing and rewarding voluntary conservation efforts of fishers, ranchers, farmers and forest owners.

• Creating jobs by investing in restoration and resiliency projects.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bureaus are quietly planning an exapnsion of the number of national monuments.