As the composition of our nation continues to become more diverse, the conservation movement must include the voices of people who aren’t traditionally “included” in conservation conversations, including local social justice organizations. These collaborations rely heavily on building relationships rooted in equality and trust. To build these partnerships, conservation organizations have to enter into new forms of collaboration with structures that encourage and support the active participation, authentic relationships, and ownership for all. This inclusion should be met with a willingness to meet these groups where they are, and with the intention to work side-by-side as partners. Our common end goal is to protect the environment, and make the communities where we work and recreate, better places to live. Join Conservationists of Color and community members as we highlight examples of successful partnerships and have meaningful discussions about how community collaboration can bring about authentic and structural change.