Visit Our New 30×30 Webpage and Register for an Upcoming Discussion
What is 30×30?
In 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-82-20, which committed to conserving 30% of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 as part of a broader effort to fight climate change, protect biodiversity, and expand access to nature for all Californians. In 2022, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) released Pathways to 30×30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature, which details strategies and opportunities for achieving the 30×30 target.
Visit our new 30×30 webpage to learn more about:
- How much of our coastal waters are already conserved.
- The state’s strategies for achieving the 30×30 target in coastal waters.
- Ways to stay updated and get involved.
Plus, register online for our next virtual workshop!
Strengthening Biodiversity Protections in California’s National Marine Sanctuaries
Friday, April 28, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST
California’s federally-managed National Marine Sanctuaries cover close to 41% of state waters and help protect our state’s diverse wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources. Through regulations, resource protection, research, and education, Sanctuaries help to conserve marine ecosystems while encouraging access and sustainable use. State and federal conservation goals offer a unique opportunity to assess top threats to biodiversity within Sanctuaries – such as land-based pollution, ship strikes to whales, and kelp loss – and for state and federal managers to work together to implement strengthened protections to address these threats. Join OPC and special guest Maria Brown, Superintendent of the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, to discuss the efforts to align the state’s 30×30 initiative in coastal waters with the management plan update for Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.