SAHC strives to be an antiracist organization internally and externally. We recognize historic inequities in conservation including unequal access to land and land ownership. Through purposeful action, we pursue a variety of strategies to contribute to addressing these imbalances. We welcome suggestions and the opportunity to partner with other organizations pursuing equity, inclusiveness, and diversity. We believe that the best way to move forward is to do so together. In order to do this, we are putting emphasis on considering equity, diversity, and inclusion in our current and future projects.
Whose Story of the Land?
Access to land and control over the narrative of relationships to land are important to consider when we discuss issues of equity, land ownership, and history. We know that erasure of stories of Black and indigenous people lead to a false narrative of who has owned and shaped the landscape around us. Through partnerships with diverse community members, SAHC hopes to help support restoration of a more robust and holistic narrative of people and land.