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Equity & Accessibility: Where to Begin…

Equity and Accessibility. Working in land conservation for the past six years, I’ve heard these terms used with increasing frequency within our sphere. It comes as no surprise, as one…

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Nature as a right

What I have enjoyed most about my time at CLCC has been learning about the different land trusts throughout the state, but most importantly the richness and profoundness of the…

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Next Generation Conservationists

When you see me at the CLCC conference, I’m usually hanging out at the registration tables helping direct you where to go for the next workshop. This year’s virtual format…

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Cultivating Comfort, Safety & Joy in Nature

At the beginning of the year, CLCC introduced two new advancement initiatives aligned with our goal of focusing land trusts on their organizational culture and providing opportunities to meet diverse…

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Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome and Inclusivity

So often, people of color experience imposter syndrome. A debilitating pattern in which they internalize a fear, a doubt about their skills, qualifications, accomplishments, and successes. And so often, this…

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Creating Anti-Racist Communities is a Long Term Commitment

For the past several months, I have had the opportunity to participate in The Path to Thriving Communities: Creating Anti-Racist Communities in the Eastern Connecticut Region, hosted by the Community…

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What will be our legacy?

On January 18, many reflected and celebrated the spirit, the light, the life and love of Martin Luther King Jr., whose unreserved perseverance to a cause, to a people, and…

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Let’s Continue to Take Action in 2021

This year has been a lot to handle (to say the least)—continuing to withstand a global pandemic, seeing the harsh realities of systemic racism repeatedly at work, and dealing with…

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Land Acknowledgements and More

The website and resource, Native Land provides an interactive map of North America and many other regions across the world, illustrating the traditional territories of Indigenous tribes. On October 12th, Indigenous Peoples…

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Re-thinking Partnerships thanks to Rue Mapp

Each month since July, a CLCC staff member has shared a blog post discussing and recommending a resource, individual, or organization who we’re following as we actively work to address…

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An Invitation to Dialogue

What can a pandemic teach us? I suppose it is teaching us what we should learn every day. The pandemic has magnified the many ills that is the underbelly of daily living. Inequality and…

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Cristina Hayden on Who Owns the Land

At its peak after the Civil War, Black people owned upwards of 15 million acres of land, mostly located in the South. Groups of formerly enslaved people had the opportunity to…

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