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April 22, 2022

California Releases Visionary Roadmap to Conserve 30 Percent of Lands and Coastal Waters by 2030

Today, in celebration of Earth Day, California released a groundbreaking document detailing the state’s approach to conserving 30 percent of our lands and coastal waters by 2030. In the face of a rapidly changing climate and unprecedented threats – year after […]

Categories: 30x30


December 31, 2021

OPC’s Year in Review: Meeting Challenges, Advancing Equity, Protecting Our Ocean

“As we look to 2022, our goal at the agency is to… continue California’s global leadership, combating climate change, transitioning our economy, and protecting our people and nature in the meantime. I believe strongly that people are resilient and that […]

Categories: 30x30, Aquaculture, Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Grant Projects, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, Plastic Pollution, 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, Water Quality


December 15, 2021

California Seeks Feedback on Draft Strategy to Achieve 30×30 Conservation Target

To protect biodiversity, advance equitable access to nature, and combat climate change, the California Natural Resources Agency today released a groundbreaking document detailing strategies and opportunities to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030.   The draft of Pathways to 30×30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature is […]

Categories: 30x30, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


November 3, 2021

California Joins Global Network of Subnational Governments Promising Action on Biodiversity Conservation

Scientists have made it clear that stakes couldn’t be higher in the fight to save our planet’s species and habitats from extinction and devastation. On November 3, California became the first U.S. state to sign the Edinburgh Declaration, joining a global network of subnational governments promising […]

Categories: 30x30, Climate Change, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


September 7, 2021

California Biodiversity Day 2021 – Get Involved!

As a state, California boasts both the highest number of species total and the highest number of species that occur nowhere else. Our state’s animal and plant life is so varied that we’ve been named as one of 36 Global […]

Categories: 30x30, Climate Change, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Kelp, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Water Quality


August 11, 2021

Global Climate Change Report Affirms California’s Leadership

On August 9, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth report on global climate change. The report, which was written by 234 scientists from around the world, provides a sobering outlook for the planet as global temperatures continue to increase and signals an urgency for action now. Many changes observed are […]

Categories: 30x30, Climate Change, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Acidification, Offshore Wind, Outreach and Education, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy


August 11, 2021

Advancing 30×30: Conservation of Coastal Waters Report Released

The Conservation of Coastal Waters Advisory Panel has 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 […]

Categories: 30x30, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


October 7, 2020

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Conserve Biodiversity, Combat Climate Change, and Build Climate Resilience Through Nature-Based Solutions

Today, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order to combat the biodiversity and climate change crises in California using nature-based solutions. Notably, the Executive Order will establish a state goal to conserve at least 30% of California’s land and coastal waters […]

Categories: 30x30