Advancing 30×30: Conservation of Coastal Waters in MPAs

The Conservation of Coastal Waters Advisory Panel released its summary document: Advancing 30×30: Conservation of Coastal Waters.

The report can be found here

The Conservation of Coastal Waters Advisory Panel collaborated to explore strategies that California could pursue to conserve 30% of California’s coastal waters by 2030 (30×30) in a way that is meaningful, equitable, and measurable. A related Conservation of Lands advisory panel released a summary document last week and will be presenting their findings in a workshop.
The Advisory Panel includes specialists from a Tribal Government, a federal agency, academic and research institutions, and non-profit organizations representing a broad range of conservation expertise in coastal habitats and communities. Panelist bios can be found here, along with the questions that the panelists were asked to address — click on the Conservation of Coastal Waters Topical Workshop header to see both. The public is also being asked to consider how they would address these questions. 
Please join us on August 17 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 30×30 goal. 

Topical Workshop: Advancing 30×30 and Conservation of Coastal Waters Tuesday, August 17 | 3:00–6:00 p.m. 
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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. 

Visit for additional information about the virtual workshop and other ways to provide comments

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