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Restoring Riverscapes and Beavers in the West

Expert BlogWestAmy McNamara
BLM has a ripe opportunity to dramatically increase the health of its landscapes by managing its riverscapes as a critical piece of natural infrastructure.

Governor Newsom Announces Executive Order to Address Biodiversity Crisis

Press ReleaseCalifornia
Sacramento - Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order announcing new actions in the fight against climate change and to protect biodiversity. The Executive Order includes a statewide “30 by 30” conservation goal, which was the focus of Assembly bill…

Bold Action to Save our Global Life Support System

Expert BlogUnited StatesDrevet Hunt, Helen O'Shea, Zak Smith
Given the scale and scope of the challenges we face, the 30x30 plan is a down payment on a new relationship with nature that we must forge to keep our global life support system in operation.

Leading California Scientists Unite to Protect Biodiversity

Expert BlogZak Smith, Drevet Hunt
As scientists chronicle the rapid loss of natural areas and biodiversity around the world, California is poised to tackle the issue head-on if it passes Assembly Bill 3030 into law. Introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), AB 3030 would…

To Save Species, Protect 30% of Freshwaters by 2030

Expert BlogDrevet Hunt, Becky Hammer
As the world comes together to celebrate the importance of biodiversity, it’s a good time to pause and reflect upon the importance of freshwater to the Earth and all its inhabitants. Rivers, lakes, and wetlands are home to an extraordinary…

Fresh Water

Since helping to pass the Clean Water Act in the 1970s, NRDC has continued to fight for a safe and sufficient water supply and for actions that keep pollution out of freshwater ecosystems—for the benefit of all.