This section provides information and tools to help land trusts and landowners incorporate equity, diversity, inclusion and justice (EDIJ) goals into their conservation projects or public engagement. These resources are great start for land trusts trying to reach underrepresented audiences, landowners who want to make their trails accessible to all visitors, acknowledgment of the unceded, native land you may work or reside on, and so much more.
Please feel free to reach out with any additional resources that you have found helpful.
- Land Trust Alliance: Framework and Resources for Change
The Land Trust Alliance’s Framework and Resources for Change is a flexible, adaptable roadmap for personal and organizational use. A comprehensive tool for developing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion competencies, the framework is a resource for land trust staff and board members in the U.S.
- Latino Outdoors
Latino Outdoors strives to inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.
- Outdoor Afro
Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. We are a national not for profit organization with leadership networks around the country. With more than 100 leaders in 56 cities around the country, we connect thousands of people to nature experiences, who are changing the face of conservation.
- American Birding Association Code of Birding Ethics
Practice and promote respectful, enjoyable, and thoughtful birding as defined in this code published by the American Birding Association (ABA).
- Native Land Map
Native Land is a resource to learn more about Indigenous territories, languages, lands, and ways of life.
- NABCI DEIJ Community of Practice
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Community of Practice is a joint effort of NABCI and the Diversity Joint Venture. The goal is to provide a forum for organizations to learn from each other, expand partnerships and create space for diverse participation.
- Feminist Bird Club
The Feminist Bird Club is dedicated to promoting inclusivity in birding while fundraising and providing a safe opportunity for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC, and women to connect with the natural world.
Through education, outreach and advocacy, Birdability works to ensure the birding community and the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible for everybody.
- Black Birder’s Week
Black Birder’s Week is a week-long series of online and in-person events that highlights Black naturalists, conservationists and birders organized by The BlackAFInSTEM Collective.
- Celebrate Urban Birds
Celebrate Urban Birds is a citizen-science project developed to reach diverse urban audiences who do not already participate in science or scientific investigation. The project collects data from participants, providing valuable knowledge of how different environments influence birds in urban areas.