Hills For Everyone consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck leads the 100+ member Southland 30×30 Coalition under the umbrella of the Power In Nature team. Monthly meetings guide discussions on how to achieve 30×30, feature presentations, and provide for a discussion on legislative, funding, and project challenges/opportunities.

Below are the workshop recordings.

Presentation: The Four Justices

Speaker: Charles Thomas, Outward Bound Adventures

Date: April 17, 2023

Charles Thomas focuses on what we as individuals and organizations can do to improve diversity and equity in our work. He shares examples of his cutting edge work with training at-risk youth in conservation jobs. These concepts will be covered in his new book (out around the end of 2023) called The Hood to the Woods.

Presentation: The Senate Committee on Environmental Quality & the Climate Bond

Speaker: Tina Andolina, Office of Senator Ben Allen

Date: February 20, 2023

Tina Andolina outlined the ways the budget cuts impacts 30×30 investments, the role of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality plays into the 30×30 initiative, and the potential for a natural resources and climate resilience bond.

Presentation: Pathways to 30×30

Speaker: Madeline Drake, Assistant Secretary of Habitat and Biodiversity with the California Natural Resources Agency

Date: January 23, 2023

The presentation outlines the 10 Pathways to achieving 30×30 and relayed the importance of using the CA Nature Mapping tools to promote projects.

Presentation: California Nature (30×30) Mapping

Speaker: Dr. Nathaniel Roth, California Department of Conservation

Date: December 12, 2022

This presentation walks the audience through the various publicly available tools, open data sets, modeling, and explorers available via California Nature.