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LCV Statement on Release of Biden’s 30×30 Report

May 6, 2021

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington, D.C. — In response to the report from various agencies within the Biden administration on the principles which will guide the campaign to conserve 30% of America’s lands and waters by 2030, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel:

“We are thrilled to see the Biden-Harris administration reaffirm their commitment to this first-ever national goal to conserve our lands, waters, and ocean in collaboration with local communities. We are glad to see the administration recognize that the pursuit of 30×30 must be guided by science, respect Tribal sovereignty, and honor private property rights in order to make access to nature in this country more inclusive and equitable, fight climate change, boost our outdoor economy, and restore wildlife habitat. We are all-in to help reach and exceed this goal and look forward to working with President Biden, his cabinet agencies, state and local governments, Tribal nations, and people all across the country as we work together to tackle the climate crisis and expand access to nature in America the beautiful.”


The 30×30 initiative is widely supported by local elected officials and communities across the country. This year LCV helped organize bipartisan letters of support from more than 70 mayors across the country and 450 state and local elected officials. More information about 30×30 is available here: