- Policy Platforms
The Western Governors’ Association encouraged the Biden Administration to utilize the recently launched Task Force for Collaborative Conservation as a venue for government-to-government discussion during the development of the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas. The letter of March 7, signed by WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury, emphasized the Task Force’s ability to foster cooperative state-federal stewardship projects, as well as to share state data and research. “The inclusion of state data would improve the ability of the Atlas to accurately reflect contributions to biodiversity, climate resilience, and equitable access,” the letter read. “The Task Force could provide a useful platform to promote regional conversations with western states on development and implementation.” Read, download the letter to see the full set of recommendations.