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.
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.
The annual RCP Network Gathering is a keystone event for the RCP Network and conservationists throughout the region. Initially a one-day conference, the Gathering has made a successful transition to an online webinar, with hopes to return to a hybrid or in-person event. The RCP Network Gathering provides a dedicated opportunity for people working on collaborative landscape conservation across the region to benefit from the insights of their peers and from technical training workshops and expert panels.