President Biden has challenged Americans to join together in an inclusive and locally led effort to conserve at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.
On December 20, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration issued its first annual progress report on the America the Beautiful initiative, highlighting steps the Administration has taken over the past year to support locally-led and voluntary efforts to conserve, connect and restore lands and waters across the nation that sustain the health of our communities and power local economies.
Virtual Public Listening Sessions
On January 4, 2022, the Department of the Interior (DOI), in coordination with the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce and the Council on Environmental Quality, invited public comment and announced listening sessions regarding the development of the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas, a new tool that will be used to track conservation and restoration of U.S. lands and waters. The interagency working group hosted three 90-minute virtual public listening sessions in January, 2022. The Federal Register notice is here.