30 X 30 CA Power in Nature

California has launched a first ever strategy to achieve the state’s pledge to conserve 30 percent of our land and coastal waters by 2030 (30×30) to protect biodiversity, expand access to nature and tackle climate change.

In conjunction with Earth Day, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) released two documents: 
  1. The final Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy to advance California’s commitment to building an equitable, resilient, and carbon-neutral future through climate-focused land management.  
  2. The final Pathways to 30×30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature strategy to support the state’s pledge to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 (30×30) to protect biodiversity, advance equitable access to nature and address climate change.  

About the #30x30CA Power in Nature Project

Our opportunity to protect California’s land and coastal waters.

Part of the international 30×30 movement, #30x30CA is a community-driven initiative to conserve biodiversity and connect people to nature by protecting 30% of California’s land and coastal waters by 2030.

Our Power In Nature is defined by the dedicated community-based organizations, Tribes, coalitions, and scientists working to protect natural places in California.


Explore opportunities to protect our treasured natural places.

#PowerInNature highlights California’s diverse array of landscapes and the communities, advocates, and Tribes protecting their cultures. 

Together, we can protect biodiversity, take real action on climate, and create equity by safeguarding California’s lands and waters for future generations. Community groups, conservation organizations, land trusts, and Native American Tribes in every part of California are working hard to protect California’s lands and waters so future generations can enjoy nature.

California’s 30×30 effort was launched with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-82-20, which called  for a plan to protect 30% of California’s land and coastal waters by 2030. The goal aligns with a climate-science driven global 30×30 campaign to protect nature all around the world to avoid an extinction crisis. California’s efforts are unique in that it centers this goal in equity, biodiversity, and climate. 

Recently, the California Natural Resources Agency released a draft plan, “Pathways to 30×30,” which will be finalized this spring.

WHY #30X30CA

Scientists say protecting 30% of our land and coastal waters by 2030 can protect and restore California’s natural places for plants and animals, help keep our ocean clean, and restore needed balance to our environment. With the Pathways Report, our Governor and Resources Agency have already taken important steps toward achieving 30×30 for California through an equitable approach.

An overwhelming number of Californians support this goal. Now, we need to work together and hold our leaders accountable for carrying out a 30×30 plan that achieves real progress quickly—and leverage this moment to foster more equitable access to nature, as well as the benefits of climate resilience and biodiversity.

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The opportunity to directly experience our beautiful natural resources is an important part of being a San Diegan and a present or future steward of those resources. That is why the Environmental Center of San Diego is committed to supporting appropriate public environmental programs.

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