“On Jan. 27, the U.S. launched an effort to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by the year 2030. It’s a big, bold goal, fitting our uniquely perilous moment. Experts say protecting an interconnected network of lands and waters will give us the best chance at curbing the worst effects of climate change; adapting to the shifts already happening; preserving wild nature amid an ongoing extinction crisis; and ensuring communities have access to clean air, water and outdoor spaces.” – The Wilderness Society
Join The Wilderness Society and folks from across America’s Intermountain West as they welcome keynote speaker, Enric Sala from National Geographic, to their 30×30 Spotlight Event. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the science, challenges, and opportunities of protecting 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030 as we hear from expert voices of the conservation movement.
Achieving 30×30 will take all of us – individuals and elected officials in every city, county, state, and country – to advocate for new protected areas that make sense for those communities. Attend the event to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of this campaign and how you can make an impact in your community!
Additionally, Congressman Joe Neguse has just agreed to hear The Wilderness Society’s thoughts on land protection during a virtual Listening Session. This will be an opportunity to personally speak to areas that you think are worth protecting, why you are involved with or excited about local conservation efforts, and how elected officials can support protection efforts. Through this, we really hope to give every person a voice and to localize the movement.
Virtual Listening Session
April 1st from 6:30-7:30pm