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THE CATALYST: Conservation in the West Poll Points to Issue of Diversity in Environmentalism and the Outdoors

By Benjamin Swift

It’s no secret that the outdoor industry and outdoor enthusiasts are by and large a privileged group. Outdoor recreation often requires traveling long distances and can be expensive, dissuading many without the time or means to participate. Additionally, because it exists almost entirely in a privileged milieu, its imbalances are perpetuated.

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FISH WILDLIFE SERVICE; National Wildlife Refuge: Student Placement

You’re young, adventurous and fascinated by nature.

Where does that get you when you want to use a school term or break to explore job paths, gain field experience or add some career traction?

To a national wildlife refuge, if you’re lucky, to learn firsthand about wildlife conservation as a paid intern, a fellow or a volunteer.

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