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Commissioners oppose Biden's land conservation plan

Draft resolution claims “30 x 30” initiative would cause irreversible harm in this county

Concerned that President Joe Biden’s new land conservation initiative could cause “dramatic and irreversible harm” in this area, the county commissioners are preparing a resolution to oppose it. A public meeting has been scheduled to allow members of the community a chance to offer input.

The topic was raised by Commissioner Jeanne Whalen at last week’s regular meeting and the resolution drafted at her request. People are already aware of the executive order, she said, and the hearing will provide opportunity to express whether they support the county in doing something about it.