Sierra Club Welcomes Biden Order to Conserve 30% of Lands, Waters by 2030


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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The Biden administration today is expected to set a national goal of protecting 30% of the country’s lands and waters by 2030, part of a suite of actions on climate. The conservation effort is ambitious, but also the minimum scientists say is needed to save nature and buffer against the worst impacts of the climate crisis. 

In response, Chris Hill, acting director of Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign issued the following statement. 

“Sierra Club applauds President Biden for following through on his promise to put our country on a path to protecting 30% of lands and waters by 2030. Big, bold action is exactly what is needed to confront the climate and extinction crises we face. The 30 percent by 2030 goal presents an opportunity to uplift public lands as a solution-- for climate, for healthy wildlife, and for a more equitable future. This is an opportunity to work towards a more just and equitable conservation movement, one in which all people are welcome and have access to the outdoors and all its benefits.

“We look forward to helping safeguard more green space, more wilderness and everything in between for our climate and for everyone to explore and enjoy.” 


About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit