Bipartisan Infrastructure Spending on Ecosystem Restoration Will Benefit Wildlife, Public Lands

DENVER – The Biden Administration’s investment of $68.4 million this year in 125 ecosystem restoration projects in more than 20 states and Tribal areas will help recover wildlife, conserve and restore public lands and waters, and safeguard our outdoor heritage for future generations. The investment is part of a $1.4 billion allocation over five years for ecosystem restoration and was part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed by Congress.
“The Biden Administration is putting its money where its mouth is and investing in wildlife habitat restoration while also making our communities become more resilient to climate-fueled droughts, wildfires and other disasters. This investment will fund shovel-ready programs that safeguard wildlife, eradicate invasive species, ensure clean water supplies, and create good jobs,” said David Willms, senior director for Western wildlife and conservation at the National Wildlife Federation. “We look forward to continued collaborative work with the administration as it advances its goal of conserving 30-percent of our lands and waters as part of its America the Beautiful initiative.” 


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