California Releases Draft Strategy to Achieve 30x30 Conservation Target

December 15, 2021
David Ackerly (left) and Jon Jarvis

David Ackerly (left) and Jon Jarvis will serve on the California Natural Resource Agency's 30x30 Advisory Committee.

To protect biodiversity, advance equitable access to nature and combat climate change, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) today released California’s draft strategy to conserve 30 percent of the state’s land and coastal waters by 2030 (30x30). The draft of Pathways to 30x30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature is now available for public review and feedback, with input welcomed through January 28, 2022.

The draft strategy has been shaped by months of public participation and collaboration, including Tribal consultations, public input surveys, regional discussions, and topical workshops. Many Rausser College researchers have been involved throughout. 

CNRA also announced the formation of a 30x30 Advisory Committee, tasked with providing innovative ideas and input on implementation strategies for achieving 30x30. Jon Jarvis, former executive director of the Rausser-based Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity and former director of the National Park Service, is a co-chair of the committee. Rausser College Dean David Ackerly will also serve on the committee, which will meet virtually on January 12

Learn more about the Pathways to 30x30 document on the CNRA website