We stand for racial equity and against systemic racism. The current motivation for that statement is a recent series of deaths resulting from acts of racism involving Black men and women in particular. Making a statement is important, and as an organization, we want to assure that our work represents our values.
Our mission of saving land and connecting lives to nature has benefits that are intended for everyone, including good health, recreation, clean air and clean water. We recognize that history provides many examples of benefits being reserved for a few or withheld from specific groups. In an effort to avoid such issues in ways that are within our power, we hope to:
Please help us remain accountable as we listen, learn and strive for a better future.