Conserving land is an essential element of any effort to battle climate change, a fact highlighted by the 30×30 plan supported by President Biden.

Fulfilling a campaign pledge, one of Biden’s first actions as president was to sign an executive order that established the goal of conserving a third of America’s land and ocean waters by 2030. Meeting that goal will not be easy, but it can be achieved if we harness both private and government resources and ensure more Americans can participate in land conservation efforts.

Read more from Robert Ramsey, president of Partnership for Conservation, in this opinion piece with The Hill here.