New research from Harvard Forest and published in "Environmental Research Letters" shows striking disparities in the distribution of conserved land across multiple dimensions of social marginalization in New England - and creates a tool to help address them. But Harvard Forest authors Lucy Lee and Jonathan Thompson - with colleagues Neenah Estrella-Luna of Boston, and Kate Sims and Margot Lurie ('21) of Amherst College - didn't stop at identifying the problems. They also created tools that will be part of the solution.
Highstead and The Conservation Finance Network presented a 5-part series of webinars featuring panel discussions, case studies, and networking opportunities for participants to take a deep dive into tangible, innovative approaches to conservation funding and financing.
In her keynote address at the 2021 RCP Network Gathering, Parker McMullen Bushman, chief operating officer of Inclusive Journeys and founder of Ecoinclusive Strategies, outlined a legacy of racism in current environmental disparities and the connections between socio-cultural inequity and environmental issues.