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CSP Joins ‘Thirty by Thirty’ Coalition

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The Center for Sportfishing Policy joined 54 members of the Hunt Fish 30x30 Coalition to submit recommendations for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful initiative.

The federal bill is known as “Thirty by Thirty” in reference to its goal of conserving 30 percent of U.S. land and ocean areas by the year 2030.

The recommendations made include priorities relating to the forthcoming American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas, which is the administration’s measure of conservation and restoration progress to date.

“We appreciate the Biden Administration’s recognition of the role America’s sportsmen and women play in conservation in the 30x30 initiative,” Jeff Angers, CSP president said in a statement. “The United States can and should continue to lead the world in the management of public natural resources.”

The priorities were first outlined in the coalition’s Hunting and Fishing Community Statement on the 30x30 Initiative, developed in response to Thirty by Thirty legislation introduced at the state level in 2020.

“The recommendations offered today by the Hunt Fish 30x30 Coalition ensure we build upon our country’s conservation legacy while encouraging wise, sustainable and equitable use of our nation’s natural resources,” Angers said.

Priorities include:

• clearly defining “conservation” to support the active management and sustainable use of our nation’s public trust fish and wildlife resources

• collaborating with state fish and wildlife management agencies, regional fish and wildlife organizations, and members of the sporting-conservation community

• working with the more than 500 federally recognized Native American tribes and private landowners

• including all efforts contributing to biodiversity conservation in the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas, including those on multiple-use lands.

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