Land Conservation Should Benefit Everyone
Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation, everyone should have equal access to the benefits of nature.
At the Open Space Institute, we know that people’s access to land and the outdoors has not always been equitable, and so embracing, celebrating, and uplifting diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our organization to create safe and welcoming open spaces for everyone. That is why we foster belonging in the outdoors, recognize the importance of historically significant lands, and empower nonprofits and young leaders through partnerships within many local communities.
After all, everyone has a stake in the protection of our natural places and keeping the land we love and need healthy for the next generation.