New Initiative Promotes Voluntary, Nationwide Conservation

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS


The Biden-Harris administration announced their vision this week of how the U.S. can work together to conserve and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife that support and sustain the nation. It’s been titled “America the Beautiful” and the report outlines a locally led and voluntary nationwide conservation goal to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. Here’s Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Vilsack says one way USDA is poised to help with conservation efforts is by providing more technical assistance through its Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The newly-announced initiative calls for a decade-long effort to support locally led and voluntary conservation and restoration efforts across public, private, and Tribal lands and waters in order to create jobs and strengthen the economy’s foundation; tackle the climate and nature crises; and address inequitable access to the outdoors.