Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is an organization that supports equitable outdoor opportunities for all. We deem an equitable and inclusive community to be one where a person’s resources, identities, and location do not dictate their ability to participate in projects. We take action to include and support all people of different backgrounds and experience levels to join us on the land for ecological restoration efforts, skill building, and cultivating a supportive community for all in the outdoors. We acknowledge the lands on which we work on were stripped from the Indigenous peoples and nations who once lived on them and still live on and utilize them to this day. WRV is committed to dismantling systems of oppression in pursuit of racial justice. We commit to implementing inclusive and equitable practices while confronting and addressing oppression wherever it exists, including within our own community and organization.
In addition to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as one the pillars of our strategic plan, WRV has developed an inclusiveness statement.
At every project and event, we strive to make everyone feel safe, welcomed, and a valued member of the community. You may notice at events that we are:
Providing an opportunity and a space for people to share their pronouns, we are not assuming how someone identifies themselves based on their appearance or their name. Learn more about pronouns.
As we strive to meet the needs of our community and reflect the diversity of the people and communities across the Front Range, we are leading projects and trainings in Spanish. Lee más información en español.
Each year, all new leaders participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion training through our leadership training at Wildlands University. Check out our Leaders & Training webpage for more information.
Through these statements we continue to recognize Indigenous people and nations that occupied and utilized the land and still do to this day. We utilize this time to recognize the Indigenous people that were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands – lands that we work and play on today – and to resist their continued erasure from the stories we tell about these places. Using Native Land Digital, you can learn more about the native nations within Colorado and beyond.
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