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CNNCTS Project and Partners Represent at 30x30 Partnership 2023 Gathering

The Collaborative of Native Nations for Climate Transformation and Stewardship (CNNCTS) project and partners contributed to the 30x30 Partnership Gathering, held on Cahuilla Lands in Riverside this October, highlighting the work we are doing to advance California's climate priorities.

Megan and Amber stand smiling behind a table with pamphlets and information.
Megan Jennings (left) and Amber Pairis (right) lead an informational booth highlighting CNNCTS and other collaborative climate projects.

On October 11th and 12th, project leads and partners from the Collaborative of Native Nations for Climate Transformation and Stewardship (CNNCTS) project attended the 30x30 Partnership Gathering held on Cahuilla Lands in Riverside, California. The gathering connected partners with ongoing and future work to promote the 30x30 initiative. The event was kicked off with a beautiful blessing from the Cahuilla Tribe, including Will Madrigal Jr. who supports the CNNCTS project as the Tribal Capacities and Partnerships Program Manager at the Climate Science Alliance.

Throughout the gathering, project partners at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the Climate Science Alliance shared information about ongoing efforts as part of the CNNCTS project. An informational booth was hosted by CNNCTS PI Megan Jennings, Co-Director of SDSU's Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, and Co-PI Amber Pairis, Founder and Lead Advisor of the Climate Science Alliance. On the second day of the event Will Madrigal Jr. and Megan Jennings led the breakout discussion "Connecting the 30x30 Strategy to Local Conservation Initiatives".

The 30x30 Partnership Gathering was a great opportunity to learn more about climate projects and partnerships throughout the state of California. Thanks for having us!

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