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HAF Welcomes New Conservation Programs Associate

Washington, D.C. – Hispanic Access Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Brenda Gallegos, who will serve as a Conservation Programs Associate. In her role, she will assist with HAF’s continued conservation goal of building bridges of access for Latinos to stewardship, conservation advocacy, and opportunities to promote the health of their communities and the natural environment.


HAF Launches Our DREAMS Scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Costs are steep for Dreamers, undocumented students, and others partially protected (TPS) – and we’re not just talking about filing fees. To help offset the costs, Hispanic Access Foundation will provide monetary relief and educational resources to our undocumented youth to help with application fees and other requirements through its new initiative “Our DREAMS Scholarship.”  


2021 Latino Conservation Week Sticker Design Contest

After a whirlwind Latino Conservation Week 2020, we’ve started looking forward to next year and thinking of ways to get our comunidad more involved in the national effort of Latino Conservation Week. With that in mind, we’re announcing the 2021 Latino Conservation Week Sticker Design Contest!


Making Sure Latinos Count in the 2020 Census

At the core of what it means to be comunidad is to help address community needs today and to build our capacity to respond to those needs and challenges into the future, which is why Hispanic Access Foundation is excited to be partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote participation and ensure that all Latinos count in the 2020 Census.


Latest Blog

 My Fellowship at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Comes to an End…but this isn’t Goodbye…

As I prepared my final program requirement, a presentation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Conservation Banking Tracking Compliance - I reflected on the events of the last few months.  

Throughout the Directorate Fellowship Summer Program, there were many significant occurrences in time. Communities across the country experienced monumental challenges, moments of historical proportion, and a collision of unrest and speaking truth to power fighting for racial equality with protests in all fifty states.  All of this in the middle of a global pandemic where we are isolated at home and disconnected from the people we care about. 


Conservation Banks Tracking Compliance: Protecting Land in Perpetuity

 Conservation Banks: Protecting Land in Perpetuity 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate Fellowship Project:   I was responsible for monitoring compliance for conservation banks in Southern California.


What is Conservation Banking?

Conservation banks were designed to offset development impacts by protecting and conserving native animal and plant species at a level that continues to either maintain or improve the ecosystem. 


Summer Assessment

A little over a week ago I picked up a park service car from the Charlestown Navy Yard for a day of driving around Boston and retrieving the backpacks of filmmaking tools we had lent out to the young folks of Historias de Boston.


My Farewell as a DFP Fellow

As my Fellowship is coming to a close I would like to say how grateful I am for having had an opportunity like this amidst a pandemic.


Top Videos

Held on April 4, 2019, this webinar explored issues around public lands, water and climate, and identifies the health, economic and cultural impact on Latino communities.

August 25, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and to commemorate the occasion, we're looking back at the effort to protect the California desert, which resulted in three new national monuments.

Land, Water y Comunidad explores the relationship Latinos across the nation have with Land and Water Conservation Fund sites – what it means to them, how they enjoy them and the impact it would have if these lands weren’t available.

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