New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation to aid national efforts to conserve at least 30% of land and water in the country by the year 2030.
The legislation signed will increase biodiversity and help preserve New York’s wildlife, forests, and clean water sources.
“New Yorkers rely on our clean water for recreation, forests to provide wildlife habitats, and the outdoor spaces for jobs and adventures,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “It’s more important than ever to safeguard these resources and setting the goal to conserve 30 percent of public land by 2030 will ensure we’re protecting our State for future generations.”
The legislation sets goals for the DEC, Office of Parks, and Recreation and Historic Preservation to create strategies to help conservation efforts.