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.
This paper identifies the necessary conditions for a successful expansion of private-lands conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Conserving migration corridors will be achieved not by designation or regulation, but through voluntary incentives and market signals that reward landowners for conservation.
A podcast about PERC's unique approach to conservation and how markets can help address western conservation issues.
If the answer is saving America's greatest wildlife region, then a more valiant and courageous effort aimed at conserving private lands needs to begin right now.