California BHA Comments on Pathways to 30x30

The California Natural Resources Agency recently released the draft "Pathways to 30x30" document and has solicited public comment.

(From the Pathways to 30 by 30 draft) "In October 2020, Governor Newsom issued the Nature-Based Solutions Executive Order N-82- 20, advancing biodiversity conservation as an administration priority and elevating the role of nature in the fight against climate change. As part of this Executive Order, California committed to the goal of conserving 30% of our lands and coastal waters by 2030. California’s 30x30 initiative is part of an international movement to conserve natural areas across our planet. This global initiative seeks to protect biodiversity, expand equitable access to nature and its benefits, combat climate change, and build our resilience to climate impacts."

California BHA helped to draft and coordinate broad support for this initiative in the following letter to the CNRA, which advocates for the conservation of 30% of lands and waters by 2030 and highlights the importance of the hunting and angling community staying engaged in the process. This will help to marshall support from a variety of stakeholders for the important goals set forth, and will ensure that access and opportunity to continue our North American traditions of hunting and fishing are not unwittingly eroded by policies or designations which might unnecessarily exclude these traditions in the process.

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The California Chapter of BHA seeks to ensure that North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing is sustained for generations, through education and work on behalf of the state's wild public lands, waters and wildlife.

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