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“Public Lands: Biden Debuts Bold Conservation Goal, Job Corps”

“President Biden today is signing off on an aggressive conservation goal aimed at permanently protecting at least 30% of the nation's undeveloped land and waters by 2030, while calling for the creation of a jobs program focused in part on restoring public lands.

The undertaking is part of a sweeping set of executive orders issued today addressing climate change policies.

Biden's public lands directive tasks the Interior Department with detailing how to reach the conservation goal and mandates coordination with tribal nations and state and local governments, as well as landowners, fishermen and recreation advocates.

A top Biden Interior aide suggested last week that the program could link a variety of elements, including wildlife corridors, conservation easements, urban parks and ‘landscape-level connectivity'.”

Jennifer Yachnin reports for E&E News January 27, 2021.


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