We are pleased to announce that the Network for Landscape Conservation is convening a virtual policy forum on Wednesday, March 31st, to focus on the fundamental importance of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in collaborative landscape conservation.
Pathways to a Just and Equitable Future: The modern conservation movement in the US has had many celebrated successes in terms of the National Park system and other public lands, private land acquisitions and easements, and more. But some of this has come at the considerable expense of underrepresented populations and benefited some populations far more than others. It is past time to correct a historic imbalance and recalibrate the land conservation movement as one for all people.
For the future of nature and society, we must move beyond the concept of nature as exclusive for a few to nature as essential for all.
The purpose of this forum is to explore opportunities (and examples) for building a broad-based and enduring constituency for landscape conservation, and for the many essential services nature provides for all people, in all places.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET