President Biden has pledged to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. With 12 percent of the U.S. already under some form of protection, the question on the mind of many people is “Where will the other 18 percent come from?” PERC research fellow Catherine Semcer joined Climate One to discuss ’30×30′, also known as America the Beautiful, and how this ambitious goal will impact private landowners. Catherine emphasizes the importance of approaching private landowners as equal stakeholders and of leveraging private capital.
A podcast discussing environmental policy under the Biden administration.
PERC joined the Western Landowners Alliance, the New Mexico Habitat Conservation Initiative, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and the Utah Farmers Union to file an amicus brief in support of private land conservation.
Allowing APR to graze privately-owned bison on its federal allotments respects APR’s rights and, ultimately, honors all landowners’ rights to exercise their grazing privileges while promoting the health of federal lands.
Watch PERC's latest short film in our Markets for Conservation series that tells the story of how private lands hold the key to conserving elk migration corridors in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Critical habitat designations can penalize landowners for conserving habitat features, thereby disincentivizing habitat maintenance and restoration.