30 x 30 Power In Nature: Protecting California Together

power in nature: 30 x 30 CA

Nature Can't Wait

30x30 is achievable, but we must act now.

California must protect 6 million acres of lands and 500,000 acres of coastal waters in under 6 years, but this year’s proposed budget cuts could bring 30×30 to a halt. The Power in Nature Coalition is asking members of the California Legislature to take bold action to support progress before it’s too late.

#1 Restore deep reductions

Funding for the following is urgently needed to prevent conservation acquisition, restoration, and land management from stalling out.

  • Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
  • Dept. of Water Resources
  • State Coastal Conservancy
  • Individual state conservancies
  • Science and monitoring, including for the Ocean Protection Council and CalFire’s science-based monitoring

#2 Support in-district projects

The Power in Nature coalition continues to identify dozens of projects across the state. Legislators should support projects in their areas. See our map of recommended projects.

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#3 support an equitable climate bond

30×30 will grind to a halt without a bond on the 2024 Ballot to provide long-term funding. 160 organizations agree that we need:

  • $1.5 billion for biodiversity conservation via the WCB, state conservancies, and CDFW 
  • $1 billion for Coastal Resilience
  • $4.7 billion in environmental justice priorities 

#4 Support Ocean Protection Council's four strategies

  • Adaptive management of the state Marine Protected Area network
  • Enhancing protections within National Marine Sanctuaries
  • Supporting tribally-led conservation through Indigenous Marine Stewardship Areas
  • Exploring the role of Other Effective Conservation Measures
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