Filling in the gaps of public land protection

With recent changes in public lands policy in the U.S., how can individuals work to ensure land is conserved for public benefit and to protect habitat that helps combat the effects of climate change? The answer may lie in relatively old land use tool called a conservation easement.

While public lands cover 2.27 billion acres in the U.S., policy changes may lead to reduced coverage. Private land conservation has historically supplemented public land conservation through protecting over 56 million acres and might be able to help fill in the gaps. (Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

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