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US Conservation and Colonialism Timeline

This US Conservation and Colonialism Timeline was collated from published scholarly research, journalism, and community-led historical recovery efforts. It was created to support environmental and conservation organizations committed to fulfilling their missions through a justice lens. This timeline is not all inclusive, but intended to support a foundational understanding for how settler colonialism has impacted the ways we value and understand wilderness, and how settler values have shaped our collective relationship to land and the people living on it. This resource is best used for staff, Board, or community trainings; either as part of an onboarding process or a dedicated training around diversity, inclusivity, equity, and justice. We recommend using or modifying the activity offered along with the timeline.

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Background Image: Raincoast Conservation Foundation | Jamen Rhodes