Studies have shown that protecting public lands from development has outsized benefits for combatting climate change and safeguarding biodiversity. By committing to protect 30% of America’s lands and waters by the year 2030, an effort often referred to as 30×30, President Biden has put our nation on a track to meaningfully address the climate and nature crises. Currently, only around 13% of America’s lands have been given some form of official protection. This means that much needs to be done to fully realize President Biden’s goal. Learn more about the 30×30 effort and steps President Biden can take to achieve this goal in this opinion piece.