It’s time to move the diversity conversation forward. Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been organizing for years to create their own access to the outdoors where access has historically been denied or hard to get. How do land trusts leverage their resources to amplify the impact BIPOC groups have in their own communities? By creating opportunities for equitable access to the places land trusts protect.
For the past year two chapters of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in New York and Washington State, independently established partnerships with Latino Outdoors to create equitable access to TNC preserves. Latinx communities from NYC and Seattle, respectively, visited local TNC preserves to experience and steward nature.
In this session, we breakdown the lessons learned from two distinct partnership building strategies; define what “equitable” means in partnerships; explore the challenges that all partners face; and how this type of partnership can be replicated. Participants will leave with ideas for forming their own partnerships with BIPOC organizations and entities that might be interested in working with local and national land trusts.