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LCV Statement on ‘America The Beautiful’ Progress Report

Dec 20, 2021

Mika Hyer,, 940-783-2230

Washington, D.C. — In response to the progress report on the Biden-Harris administration’s America the Beautiful initiative, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel:

“The Biden-Harris administration established a strong foundation in its first year by setting our country’s first-ever national conservation goal. We honor the work they have done to restore protections for lands and waters put at risk under the previous administration and their moves to protect several new, sensitive landscapes.  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 to meet the challenge of protecting 30% of our lands and waters by 2030. Now, as we approach the second year of President Biden’s first term, it’s critical that he seize this opportunity 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. To that end, we hope the president will use his power to designate new national monuments in response to the communities in southern Nevada campaigning to protect Avi Kwa Ame and those around El Paso seeking to protect Castner Range.”