30×30 State Plan Comments Due Feb. 15, 2022
Here is a link to the 30×30 website. Now is the time to look it over and post your comments. All comments are due on February 15, 2022.
Here is the background of 30×30:
In October 2020, Governor Newsom signed his Nature Based Solutions Executive Order N-82-20, elevating the role of natural and working lands in the fight against climate change and advancing biodiversity conservation as an administration priority. As part of this Executive Order, California committed to the goal of conserving 30 percent of our lands and coastal waters by 2030.
The Executive Order directs the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to coordinate the execution of 30×30 with other State agencies and stakeholders through a series of actions including the development of a strategy document by February 2022; called the Pathways to 30×30.
This Pathways to 30×30 strategy sets California on the path to successfully implement our 30×30 conservation goal. This strategy:
- Describes the key objectives and core commitments that are a part of California’s 30×30 conservation framework.
- Defines conservation for the purpose of California’s 30×30 initiative and establishes a current baseline of conserved areas.
- Outlines strategic actions necessary to achieve our 30×30 target.
- Introduces CA Nature, a suite of publicly available applications to identify conservation opportunities and track our collective progress.
Over the past year, through collaborative and inclusive public engagement process, CNRA has been gathering expert opinions and asking people around the state for what, in their view, are our best opportunities and strategies for achieving 30×30. The draft strategy has been shaped by months of public participation and collaboration, including Tribal consultations, public input surveys, regional discussions, and topical workshops.