DEI Resources

 

Busy Bee Preschool (Fitchburg, MA) graduate hugs her favorite tree. Learn more about our Quarry Lane Project

North County Land Trust believes that it is imperative for the conservation community to build a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse movement.  We are committed to starting that work now and becoming leaders and full partners in this imperative transformation.  To achieve our mission of protecting and preserving land, we need an array of voices reflecting the community embodied throughout our organization, from board and staff to members and supporters.

On behalf of this commitment, we will establish a policy for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work, with a set of goals, a plan for their implementation, and clear metrics to measure our success. We will continue to seek and listen to community input on our work, as we strive to elevate and incorporate diverse viewpoints into our plans.

Cleaning up trash at Ebenezer Keyes Conservation Area in Gardner, MA. Read more about Ebenezer Keyes Conservation Project.

“At NCLT, we’re committed to building relationships with diverse community groups and being of service by delivering the benefits of land conservation to everyone,” says executive director Anna Wilkins. “Our DEI planning will call NCLT into action as a welcoming organization, dedicated to providing equitable access to our programs and properties for all people throughout the region.”

While we are establishing the framework for this important work, we wanted to share these already-developed useful resources from the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, of which NCLT is a proud member: Diversity, Equity, Justice & Inclusion | MassLand

We’d love to hear from you so we can partner in this effort: meckel@northcountylandtrust.org.

Adventure IRL! is a co-sponsored initiative to get kids from all backgrounds into nature to learn about the natural world and themselves.