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LCV Applauds President Biden’s National Policy Protecting Old-Growth Forests

Dec 19, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In response to today’s announcement by the Biden-Harris administration on the proposed policy to protect old-growth forests across the United States, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement:

“The Biden-Harris administration made great progress in addressing the climate crisis today with its historic proposal to protect old-growth forests across the United States,” said LCV Conservation Program Director, America Fitzpatrick. “We applaud the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for this first-of-its-kind proposal that will conserve old-growth forests, support forest resilience and protect biodiversity. We hope the USFS will take future action to protect mature trees as well, and we look forward to supporting the USFS as it works to make our national forests part of the climate solution.”