FSM’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Statement
The Forest Society of Maine (FSM) recognizes the importance and urgency of increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all elements of our mission and work. We believe that, just as biodiversity strengthens natural systems, the contributions, experiences, perspectives, and values of diverse individuals and communities strengthen conservation. We are better collaborators when our staff, board of directors, advisors, donors, and partners reflect the full diversity of the people connected to the lands that FSM serves. FSM is committed in all we do to freedom from discrimination based on race, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual identity, age, ability, religion, political philosophy, veteran, socio-economic, or other status. We endeavor to pursue land conservation and stewardship in a manner that values and acknowledges different ideas and perspectives, as well as historical injustices, and that strives to ensure equitable access to lands and resources.