Biden’s historic 30 by 30 conservation plan, explained

The Biden administration is about to embark on a historic mission: to conserve 30 percent of the nation's land and water by 2030.

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Biden's plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters

The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve an ambitious goal to conserve nearly one-third of America's lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and create jobs.

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