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Event Date: July 27, 2021 15:00
Event Organizer: California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)
Broadband Leader(s): Great Old Broads

On Tuesday July 27, at 3:00 pm (PT) join the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) that will host a virtual topical workshop on Advancing 30x30 and Protecting Biodiversity. The 3 hour long workshop will explore opportunities for the state to protect and maintain its unique biodiversity through conservation of lands and coastal waters. This is the next in a series of virtual topical workshops focused on the State’s commitment to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 (30x30).

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 30x30 document and CA Nature GIS. The July 27th event will also feature a presentation from an advisory panel.

The Advancing 30x30 and Protecting Biodiversity panel features the following members:

  • Lori Bettinson-Varga, Ph.D. (Moderator), President and Director, Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County
  • Mary Adelzadeh, Co-lead, Intertribal Indigenous Stewardship Project
  • Rachel Bay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis 
  • Thomas W. Gillespie, Ph.D., Professor, Geography, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Bernie Tershy, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Conservation Action Lab, University of California, Santa Cruz; Co-founder, Freshwater Life  
The advisory panel and the public participants are asked to address the following questions:
  1. Which criteria or metrics help to prioritize lands and coastal waters for protecting biodiversity now and into the future (e.g., in light of climate change)? What factors are most critical to build into this identification process ensuring climate resilience of conserved land or waters? 
  2. What data or information is needed to improve our ability to identify lands and coastal waters for conservation now and into the future? 
  3. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines “other effective area-based conservation measure” as “a geographically defined area other than a Protected Area, which is governed and managed in ways that achieve positive and sustained long-term outcomes for the in situ conservation of biodiversity, with associated ecosystem functions and services and, where applicable, cultural, spiritual, socioeconomic, and other locally relevant values.” What kinds of other effeCalifornia Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)ctive area conservation measures in secondary protected areas (urban greenspaces and urban-wildland interface, recreational areas, working lands) help protect biodiversity in California and how? 
  4. In your experience, what long-term stewardship practices or strategies are necessary to protect conserved lands and coastal waters for biodiversity? What has worked and what hasn’t? How can we learn from tribal knowledge in managing these lands and waters and effectively apply indigenous experience and best practices? 

Click here to register: https://kearnswest.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mfrXsXTaT_WHLMsc46ZLgw.

By registering for this workshop, you will also be added to future communications regarding nature-based solutions and can opt out at any time.

For more information and to provide input please visit: www.CaliforniaNature.ca.gov