Response to Recent Events

Land for all. But is it, really?

At Loon Echo Land Trust we conserve land and natural resources for future generations. But also integral to our mission is to make sure access to safe outdoor spaces is not just a privilege for white people. 

Black Lives Matter. We acknowledge that outdoor spaces, careers in conservation, and positions of leadership are not equally accessible or safe for everyone. Injustice and systemic racism do exist in the land conservation community. 

Right now we are taking time to listen, learn, and begin conversations on how to be active partners in long overdue change. Right now we have more questions than answers, but we are committed to long-term learning and constructive action to ensure BIPOC benefit from and have a voice in land conservation.

We acknowledge we have a long way to go. As a first step, we’ve signed on to a statement by the Maine Land Trust Network and have posted some resources that we’re using to begin learning.

Please join us in building a conservation & outdoor community that is more equitable, just, and diverse.

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