Attend the Coffee Hour

Join us every other month for a coffee hour on current wilderness issues.  Upcoming:

Politics in Wilderness: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 10:00 am MDT

Want to know what's coming down the pike for wilderness? Join us on Thursday, July 22 at 10 am MDT to discuss current wilderness legislation, the political climate for wilderness designation, and how wilderness fits into 30x30. We will hear from Athan Manuel, Director of the Lands Protection Program at the Sierra Club. For the last 15 years, Athan has led national efforts on wilderness issues, including legislation protecting more than 3 million acres of new public land in 2019, energy policy, safeguarding the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and protecting the outer continental shelf and our nation's forests. Following Athan's talk, we will ask questions and break into small group discussions.

Sign up for the Politics in Wilderness Coffee Hour here. 

Inclusivity in Wilderness: Friday, September 24, 2021, 1:00 pm MDT

A foundational way to increase inclusivity within the wilderness movement is to ensure that the narrative we tell about wilderness is honest, relevant to diverse affinity groups, and accurately contextualizes conservation’s colonialist and discriminatory past. A small, nimble task team including people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities is creating an inclusive language screening tool intended to help agencies and wilderness non-profits communicate in a more inclusive way to employees, volunteers, and wilderness visitors. This coffee hour will introduce concepts of inclusive language and communications through a series of interactive learning exercises. Your insights will help shape the tool’s development and application.

Sign up for the Inclusivity in Wilderness Coffee Hour here. 

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