Inside Climate News: “Biden Administration Takes Historic Step to Protect Old-Growth Forest”

A story about proposed federal land management policy mentions a 2021 RFF analysis on the distribution of the United States‘ protected lands.

View on Inside Climate News website


Dec. 27, 2023

News Type

Media Highlight


Inside Climate News

“Some argue that National Forests should play a large role in meeting Biden‘s goal, set out in his first week in office, of conserving at least 30 percent of US lands by 2030 as part of the nation‘s plan to mitigate climate change. A 2021 analysis by the nonprofit think tank Resources for the Future showed that only 14.2 percent of US land could be categorized as protected. But the United States could meet the 30 percent goal immediately if all extractive lands held by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (which manages some forests as well as rangeland used for grazing and energy development) were given protected status.”

Related Content