This Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 3-6pm, CNRA will be hosting a virtual meeting and provide the public with the opportunity to give feedback and comment on the draft Pathways to 30×30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature document released last month. You can RSVP to attend here.
Countdown to 30×30!
CNRA 30X30 Virtual Meeting
February 1st, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
On December 15th, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) released their draft 30×30 Pathways Document as part of their larger process to implement Governor Newsom’s 30×30 executive order. As part of the public comment period, the CNRA is hosting a Virtual Meeting on February 1, 3:00-6:00 p.m. to solicit public feedback and comments on the draft of the Pathways to 30×30. The public is invited to pre-register and provide 2 minutes of oral feedback during this meeting.
It is critical that the Sierra Club shows a robust response to the substance in this document, as this will be our one window to strengthen it prior to it being finalized and sent to the Governor in February. You can help make this historic initiative a reality by attending and making your voice heard!
RSVP here to attend and make a public comment at the Feb.1st meeting. Make sure to check the box on the registration form indicating you’d like to provide a public comment.
What IS 30 by 30? And why is this plan so important?
A global movement seeks to conserve 30 percent of lands and coastal waters by the year 2030—or “30 by 30”.
Biologists tell us we’re in a global crisis for biodiversity, as countless species of animals and plants could be extinct in 50 to 100 years—unless we drastically change our sprawling land use and protect far more wild habitat; probably at least “Half Earth” is needed as places where nature can dominate. Aiming for 30 percent over the next decade is seen as an achievable stepping stone toward an eventual 50 percent—called “Nature Needs Half”. The Sierra Club has joined the global Nature Needs Half initiative.
In addition to fighting species extinction, “30 by 30” directly addresses climate change: protecting natural lands enhances the carbon sequestration ability of lands and waters – whether unlogged forests, undisturbed desert soils, grasslands, or marine habitats.
We need to preserve Nature so that Nature can preserve us – as, truly, Nature is our support system. Your voice will make a difference!
RSVP here to join us on February 1st – we’ll make sure to send you more background materials, talking points, and guidance for shaping your comments!
For California’s lands, waters, wildlife, and communities,Here are some possible speaking points to considerhere are our points to consider