LCV Statement on America the Beautiful Challenge

Courtnee Connon, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to the $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge announced by the Biden-Harris administration today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from LCV Senior Government Affairs Advocate Ben Alexandro:

“The America the Beautiful Challenge is an exciting step forward to accelerate the locally-led  conservation and restoration of our public lands, water, and wildlife and an example of the public-private partnerships that will help us meet and exceed the goal of protecting 30% of our lands and waters by 2030 (30×30). We applaud the Biden-Harris administration for continuing to build an inclusive and resilient conservation legacy by championing locally-led initiatives to protect places with incredible cultural, historic and ecological resources before it is too late. We also applaud the local leaders, Tribal Nations, farmers and ranchers, hunters and anglers, and advocacy groups who have worked hard to develop locally-driven conservation initiatives.  This effort will help make investments for these critical locally-led, voluntary projects more accessible to states, Tribes, territories, local groups, and more as we continue to act on the urgent need to make rapid progress to meet the 30×30 challenge.”

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