Today the Biodiversity Advisory Panel released its summary document: Advancing 30×30 and Protecting Biodiversity. The report can be found here.
The Biodiversity Panel collaborated to explore opportunities for the state to protect and maintain its unique biodiversity through conservation of lands and coastal waters and developed recommendations to inform the State’s commitment to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 (30×30).
The Advisory Panel includes specialists from academic institutions and practitioners from across marine, terrestrial, and freshwater systems, with specialties spanning from population genetics to ecosystem processes to indigenous stewardship of land. Panelist bios can be found here along with the questions that the panelists were asked to address — click on the Biodiversity Topical Workshop header to see both. The public is also being asked to consider how they would address these questions.
Please join us on July 27 for a virtual topical workshop that will feature a presentation from the Advisory Panel, as well as an opportunity to provide input on how California Natural Resources Agency and its partners can deliver on the state’s goal to conserve biodiversity.
Topical Workshop: Advancing 30×30 and Protecting Biodiversity
Public participation is key to these workshops, and participants will have an opportunity to share their perspectives on the topic. Key takeaways related to each topic will inform the State’s Pathways to 30×30 document and CA Nature GIS.
All meetings are open to the public and will be accessible by Zoom, a phone dial-in option, and YouTube livestream. Advance registration is required and participants who wish to make a 90-second public comment will need to register to provide verbal input during the public comment session.