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Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

NH Audubon's Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

At New Hampshire Audubon we are committed to continue our efforts to protect Nature for All people. To that end, we are working to make our programs, lands, and Nature Centers welcoming, accessible, and equitable to all participants and visitors.

Our mission priorities include taking action towards these goals every day. For example:

  • We are breaking down language, sensory, transportation, and financial
    barriers to provide educational experiences to diverse communities in
    NH;
  • Two sanctuaries now include All Access trails plus a second phase trail launching in 2023, advancing our long-term commitment to improving Access for All to our sanctuary trails and our centers; 
  • We are continuing to collaborate with local Indigenous leaders to recognize and share acknowledgement of the appropriation of Indigenous lands by colonial settlers on the properties we protect and safeguard, including highlighting traditional ecological knowledge and place-specific land use history in our sanctuary signage and trail guides;
  • We have a working committee of staff members dedicated to attention and improvement of equity and social justice, started in 2020.

These are just a few examples of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility.

Find out more about accessibility in our Centers and on our Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

NH Audubon is excited to share our support and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month that takes place every June. We are committed to continue our efforts to protect nature for ALL people, promote diversity and inclusivity, and expand opportunities for us all to enjoy nature activities together! We look forward to hosting future nature-based activities with new LGBTQ+ partnerships, and until then, we’d like to help share out these resources and groups that organize nature-based Pride events:

To honor Pride Month, we’ve integrated the LGBTQ+ community’s Progress Pride flag with our logo as a visual show of support. The flag was designed by Daniel Quasar with a triangle that points to the right indicating forward movement and continued need for progress. The additional colors serve to celebrate diversity and encourage future inclusivity, as well as importantly highlight the identities of LGBTQ+ people of color and transgender people who often face further discrimination in society. Plus, a fun fact we love about Gilbert Baker’s original 1978 rainbow flag is that the green line was included to symbolize connection to nature! (Here is a fantastic summary on the Pride flag and its history.)

Learn more about NH Audubon’s history and mission.

Photo: Shorebirds in Hampton, NH by Pam Hunt.