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  • On Buffalo: Together in Love for Black People Everywhere; In Mourning, In Solidarity, and In Action (5/20/2022) - We are writing today to speak of our deep and abiding love for Black people, Black families, and Black communities everywhere. Last Saturday, May 14, 2022, ten beloved Black lives were taken from the community. Even as we grieve, we are strengthened by the power of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. We know that ... Read more
  • What Are the Roles of Justice Outside and Other Environmental Justice Groups in 30×30? (5/12/2022) - As environmental justice advocates, our work within 30×30 is to ensure that Indigenous people and communities of color are truly at the center of the 30×30 work plan, designing solutions, prioritizing efforts, and redressing historic harms, using  their knowledge and expertise,  joy, and creativity to inform the work.² It’s clear that we cannot bring about ... Read more
  • The Role of Indigenous, Racial Justice, and Environmental Justice Groups in the U.S. Federal 30×30 Work Plan (5/12/2022) - How Has the Biden-Harris Administration Committed To Indigenous and Racial Justice in the 30×30 Effort? In our 30×30 blog series, we’ve talked about the critical role that Indigenous leadership and racial justice have in 30×30 planning and implementation. In January 2021, President Biden recognized this fact in his Executive Order 14008, directing the Department of ... Read more
  • Why Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color Should Be At the Center of 30×30 Conservation Efforts (4/21/2022) - Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color have a rich history of connection to the outdoors. All over the country, Communities of Color are fostering creativity, and connection with the land, air, water, and nature around us. Indigenous communities shaped how we protect our land and homes from wildfires. Black communities have led the movement for ... Read more
  • What is 30×30? (4/21/2022) - 30×30 is a global initiative built from the work of environmental justice advocates, scientists, and conservationists that calls for governments to designate 30% of the earth’s lands, waters and oceans as protected areas by 2030. With research on large-scale conservation targets going back in academic literature to the 1970s (studies that replicate the conservation knowledge ... Read more
  • Always Be Birdin’ podcast — We have “literal roots into the earth” (3/17/2022) - “It doesn’t matter how you enjoy your outside. If it’s birding, if it’s fishing, if it’s hunting, if it’s swimming, it’s still the same because we’re still out here trying to connect with nature, connect with the land, connect with the water, and connect with each other.” -Sam DeJarnett, Always Be Birdin’ Small grassroots programs ... Read more
  • Youth Access to Nature Fund — Meet the Current Cohort (1/3/2022) - In 2022, we are so excited to be able to expand on our grantmaking capacity as we welcome the Youth Access to Nature Fund, formerly held at San Francisco Foundation, into our Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program. We want to take this moment to lift up and welcome the strong and vibrant community that the Youth ... Read more
  • Preserving A Community’s Mental Health: A Radical Act Towards Justice and Reconnection with the Land (7/23/2021) - Through the UndocuHealing program, a part of the New Mexico Dream Team, we hold communal spaces, host healing retreats, provide daily practices for self-healing and uplift ancestral practices to help preserve our people’s mental and spiritual health.  Read more
  • Outdoors for All Act to Pass the House! (7/7/2021) - YES! The Outdoors for All act passed the House. By investing in our community parks, playgrounds, trails and green spaces through the Outdoors For All Act, we will create thousands of jobs, improve flooding resilience, manage stormwater, while directing investments to underserved communities, and working towards every community having access to a quality park. Read more
  • Changing the Narrative of the Outdoors: Tammy Pham’s Herstory in Mountain and Snow Sports (5/3/2021) - As part of honoring Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we're pleased to share a guest post from Yvan Tran about Tammy Phan, both members of Outdoor Asian. Their conversation speaks to the highs and lows in getting outdoors as womxn of color and the role of community and mentorship in the process. Outdoor Asian Washington provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islanders and other communities of color to connect with the natural world through celebrating land, oceans, coasts, and culture. They are one of our inaugural Liberated Paths grantees. Read more