Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it’s not only marine waters that will be affected by the 30×30 initiative. The efforts to improve working lands will likely make a positive impact on the water quality in inland waterways. “To that extent, there will be activities and efforts that will affect rivers and streams throughout the United States.” Vilsack says the 10-year effort will also require additional financial resources, but the increase in funding President Biden is proposing for the USDA should help cover the needs, if Congress approves it.
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