Update: “America the Beautiful” grants will help restore nature

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Lisa Frank
Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Author: Lisa Frank

Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Started on staff: 2016
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Government Department Award and American Government Award, Georgetown University

Lisa directs strategy and staff for Environment America's federal campaigns. She also oversees The Public Interest Network's Washington, D.C., office and operations. She has won millions of dollars in investments in walking, biking and transit, and has helped develop strategic campaigns to protect America's oceans, forests and public lands from drilling, logging and road-building. Lisa is an Oregonian transplant in Washington, D.C., where she loves hiking, running, biking, and cooking for friends and family.

America loses two football fields’ worth of land and water to development every minute, and wildlife from bumblebees to manatees are at risk. To reverse nature’s decline, the Biden administration and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation just opened a request for proposals for $85 million in grants to fund conservation and restoration projects for rivers, coasts, wetlands, grasslands and forests, among other critical ecosystems.

In line with President Joe Biden’s America the Beautiful Initiative, grants will also help connect wildlife habitats through land and water corridors. The projects will be largely funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021.

(Photo: Black bear with cub in Yellowstone National Park. Credit: Staff)

Lisa Frank
Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Author: Lisa Frank

Executive Director, Washington Legislative Office, Environment America

Started on staff: 2016
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and recipient of the Government Department Award and American Government Award, Georgetown University

Lisa directs strategy and staff for Environment America's federal campaigns. She also oversees The Public Interest Network's Washington, D.C., office and operations. She has won millions of dollars in investments in walking, biking and transit, and has helped develop strategic campaigns to protect America's oceans, forests and public lands from drilling, logging and road-building. Lisa is an Oregonian transplant in Washington, D.C., where she loves hiking, running, biking, and cooking for friends and family.