The Land Conservancy of West Michigan recognizes that fostering diversity and inclusion creates an atmosphere where all individuals are recognized for their uniqueness. Our passion for preserving and protecting land seeks to provide individuals of all races, religions, ages, genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual preferences or orientations, medical conditions or disabilities, with access to nature in West Michigan, and encourages engagement for all and the exclusion of none.
From an organizational perspective, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan promotes an inclusive environment that values and encourages diversity at the volunteer level, on our staff, and on our Board. We continually strive to increase that diversity and are committed to ensuring this philosophy is embodied in the very fabric of our organization.
From a strategic perspective, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan’s values include active engagement of people through urban, suburban, and rural conservation, and specifically encompass initiatives that reach underserved or at-risk populations who might not otherwise have access or exposure to the well-established benefits of nature.
We understand that true diversity is a journey, not a destination, and the Board and staff of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan are committed to the diligence, persistence, and intentionality required to make that journey a success.