Land Trust Alliance Statement on the U.S. President’s 30x30 Executive Order

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‘This Is an Audacious and Timely Conservation Challenge’

The nation’s land trusts are ready and willing to help private landowners conserve their lands at this ambitious scale.

The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today welcomed the United States president’s executive order that commits to the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and oceans by 2030. The following statement can be attributed to Andrew Bowman, president & CEO of the Land Trust Alliance:

“President Biden’s executive order calling for conservation of at least 30 percent of the U.S. land base by 2030 is one the Land Trust Alliance applauds. This is an audacious and timely conservation challenge that requires the conservation of millions of acres of land in private ownership. The nation’s land trusts are ready and willing to help private landowners conserve their lands at this ambitious scale.

“With a new sense of urgency, the land trust community will do its part together with farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, fishermen, tribes, states, territories, local officials and landowners across the country to help make the 30x30 goal a reality.”

More information about this issue is available from the American Nature Campaign at https://natureamerica.squarespace.com/why-30x30. The Alliance is an official supporter of this campaign’s Thirty by Thirty Resolution to Save Nature.

About the Land Trust Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than 200,000 volunteers and 4.6 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices. More information about the Alliance is available at http://www.landtrustalliance.org.

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