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HAF Shares “The Nature Gap” with National Governors Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Hispanic Access Foundation’s Director of Conservation Shanna Edberg spoke at the National Governors Association (NGA) 2021 Annual Meeting to discuss The Nature Gap.  


HAF Statement on Capitol Attack

In response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, HAF's President and CEO Maite Arce released the following statement:

"The diaspora of Latino communities in the United States represents many races, cultures, and languages. Together we share the love of this -- our nation. We respect its laws and deeply appreciate its freedoms and political process where our voice can make the difference. After seeing the dreadful events in our nation’s Capitol, a place that we often convene our community’s leaders to demonstrate to them the power of their voices and the importance of their participation in public policy, we are deeply saddened at the display of disrespect for the very process that has brought us the freedoms we enjoy today. We are constantly reminded that our work in advancing equity is more important than ever."

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS: As Biden Eyes a Conservation Plan, Activists Fear Low-Income Communities and People of Color Could Be Left Out

President-elect Joe Biden has said that one of his first steps upon taking office will be to pass an executive order to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. 


HAF Applauds Biden’s Historic Pick of Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On December 17, President-elect Joe Biden chose Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Interior, becoming the first Native American to hold the position of a Cabinet Secretary. Rep. Haaland has a history of championing conservation issues important to Latinos, such as promoting environmental justice, protecting public lands and waters and addressing the climate crisis. In response to the nomination, Hispanic Access Foundation’s President and CEO Maite Arce released the following statement:


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Sustainability Tips During the Holidays

After a challenging year, we may find ourselves taking extra comfort in the holiday season as an opportunity to rest, recharge, and appreciate the warmth of our families and loved ones. We look forward to the holidays and the heartwarming traditions of sharing food, space, and giving gifts. However, it tends to be one of the most wasteful times of the year when it comes to sustainability. As we prepare for the season, we’ve crafted a short guide for the holidays on how to stay engaged in terms of conservation and creating minimal waste. 


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A Day in the Carlotta Mine

When I started the internship in late September, I was looking forward to learning more about hydrology in a new state. I had some experience in hydrology work in my undergrad days, mostly learning about how rivers modify the landscape.


Exploring the Design Board

Hello Again!

I’ve officially been working away at my project with the Angeles Forest for about 8 weeks now. Much of it has involved researching and learning about the forest itself so that I can help create something relevant and informative for visitors. This has pushed me further into looking at other websites from natural resource websites and seeing what works and what doesn’t. Working with my supervisor, we’ve been able to narrow down topics that draw in visitors the most--nature, science, culture, history, and resources for children. 


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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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