Our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Conservation Northwest / Apr 16, 2019 / Members, Work Updates

Since 2016, our staff, Board of Directors and Board of Advisers have been engaged in an intentional process to advance objectives of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) within our international organization and the larger environmental and conservation movements.

We’re an organization steeped in collaboration. We recognize that conservation must go hand-in-hand with prosperous communities, and that a healthy, resilient ecosystem is only possible when people of all identities are included.

Through ongoing collaboration with JEDI advisers, trainers and resources, First Nations and Indigenous leaders, and other allies, we’re working to continue and further extend our strategic collaboration with marginalized, underrepresented and disadvantaged communities, and invite new voices and perspectives into our work.

We recognize that creating an equitable space where all voices are heard is an ongoing process. That’s why we’ve established specific goals and objectives to integrate diverse perspectives in our work, so our efforts to keep the Northwest wild are as effective as possible.

Learn more about our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion!

Amelia Marchand, Conservation Northwest Boardmember, shares her hope for a resilient future in the Cascadia region at the 2018 WildLinks Conference. Read more about Expanding the Dialogue at this important conference! Photo: Heather Hutchison