equity, diversity & inclusion
Friends of Plumas Wilderness strives to ensure social and environmental justice within our organization and within the land conservation movement. Our work to protect the diversity of nature must also honor and celebrate human diversity. We aim to create a future where all members of the community, both human and non-human, are included and respected.
We acknowledge that the public lands and waters we aim to protect were taken from Indigenous people. We strive to include Native voices in all aspects of our work and endeavor to increase co-management and use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) on public lands and assist with the transfer of culturally significant private lands back to Indigenous people.
We acknowledge these are the ancestral homelands of the Mountain Maidu.
We acknowledge this land was taken repeatedly with no compensation or regard for the lives and ways of the original people, until they had no land left.
We acknowledge we are settlers here, that we live, love, and work on the land the Maidu never ceded.