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May 14, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – June 4, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Meeting documents will be posted starting May 24.

Categories: 30x30, Event, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


December 21, 2023

New Technical Advisory Panel Will Provide Scientific Guidance on 30×30 for Coastal Waters

A Science-informed Approach to 30×30  California’s coast and ocean are threatened by the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Conserving 30% of our coastal waters by 2030 (the “30×30” initiative) will help build resilience to climate change and […]

Categories: 30x30, Marine Protected Areas, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


September 25, 2023

Conserving 30% of California’s Coastal Waters by 2030: Progress Update

California’s coastal waters are home to species and habitats found nowhere else on Earth. Our iconic coastal and marine ecosystems – from sandy beaches and wave-swept rocky shorelines to lush kelp forests and deep submarine canyons – hold tremendous cultural […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Kelp, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


September 1, 2023

Celebrate California’s Biodiversity

It’s that time of the year again when Californians up and down the state, from the mountains to the coast, celebrate the wonderful places and species that make California our home. California Biodiversity Day is almost upon us – and […]

Categories: 30x30, Event, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


August 17, 2023

Updates from the August 15, 2023 Council Meeting

At the August 15 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting, the Council unanimously passed several significant action items supporting OPC’s Strategic Plan goals with a focus on sea-level rise resilience and coastal and ocean water quality. The Council approved funding in amounts up […]

Categories: 30x30, Event, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


July 13, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – August 15, 2023 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

Categories: 30x30, Event, Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


June 8, 2023

Celebrate World Ocean Day

June 8th is Annual World Ocean Day, a global celebration of our blue planet and an opportunity to rally the world for ocean-climate action. Activists, policymakers, youth leaders, and other diverse organizations and businesses are uniting across the planet today, […]

Categories: 30x30, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


May 24, 2023

Pathways to 30×30 Annual Report Highlights Progress on California’s 30×30 Initiative

Last week, the California Natural Resources Agency released its Pathways to 30×30 annual progress report. The findings in this report demonstrate tangible, meaningful progress toward our state’s 30×30 goal – just one year after the release of Pathways to 30×30, […]

Categories: 30x30, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


April 27, 2023

30×30 Webinar Recording Available: Strengthening Biodiversity Protections in National Marine Sanctuaries

Watch the recording of the most recent 30×30 webinar: Strengthening Biodiversity Protections in California’s National Marine Sanctuaries California’s federally-managed National Marine Sanctuaries protect our state’s diverse wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources. State and federal conservation goals offer a unique opportunity to […]

Categories: 30x30, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


March 27, 2023

Visit Our New 30×30 Webpage and Register for an Upcoming Discussion

What is 30×30? In 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-82-20, which committed to conserving 30% of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 as part of a broader effort to fight climate change, protect biodiversity, and expand access to nature for […]

Categories: 30x30, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity