The Big Hole Watershed Committee submitted the following public comment for the 30×30 Initiative on March 7th, 2022:
30×30 is a worldwide initiative for governments to designate 30% of Earth’s land and ocean area as protected areas by 2030. The target was proposed by a 2019 article in Science “A Global Deal for Nature”, highlighting the need for expanded nature conservation efforts to mitigate climate change.
Here are some resources in case you want to learn more about the 30×30 Initiative:
Congress.gov: S.Res.372 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Federal Government should establish a national goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land and ocean of the United States by 2030.