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Biden administration 30 x 30 plan balances conservation and access

Industry News | May 12, 2021 | By:

The Biden Administration outlined its vision to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030, commonly known as the “30 by 30 Initiative.” As reported on the National Marine Manufacturers Association website, the administration’s “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report is a ten-year conservation plan that focuses on expanding collaborative conservation efforts, restoring critical ecosystems, such as the Everglades and Great Lakes, and increasing access for outdoor recreation.

The plan highlights the conservation and economic benefits of the recreational boating and angling community by noting, “[A]dditional conservation can and should improve access for hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, and other forms of outdoor recreation. Improved access to public lands and waters—in an equitable, well-managed and sustainable manner— can broaden and deepen connections to nature and its benefits, and encourage the next generation of outdoor stewards. Hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts have not only played a positive role in stewarding our nation’s lands, waters, and wildlife, but they also generate significant economic benefits to local communities.”

Read the “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report here.

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