And as the largest federal land manager in the United States with the fewest acres set aside for conservation, BLM offers the most opportunity for quick progress. But unlike the other three major federal land agencies, conservation has taken a backseat to development at BLM. The report urges Biden to make wide use of executive action for 30-by-30, including conserving BLM land more aggressively. To the country, the public land base has steadily grown over the last century through purchases, donations and easements. Only 21% of respondents said they favored candidates who wanted to open up public lands for oil drilling or mining.
Source: Huffington Post December 04, 2022 23:55 UTC