Above Photo: The Tunnel View overlook of Yosemite Valley (by Trey Ratcliff via Flickr Creative Commons)
This video, by The Muir Project, highlights the messages and basis of the Muir Campfire Discussion on Diversity, Inclusion and Relevancy, held at the Yellow Campgrounds of Yosemite National Park, May 14-16, 2015.
The group of some 30 women and men discussed approaches to the issue of diversity and inclusion in U.S. national parks and other wild lands.
Organized by Teresa Baker, leader of the grassroots organization African American National Parks Event, and Robert Hanna, the great great grandson of John Muir, the three-day conference included representatives from outdoors and conservation organizations, including key figures from the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Also in attendance were nonprofits such as the Sierra Club, the National Parks Conservation Association, Latino Outdoors, Children and Nature Network, and the Center for Diversity and the Environment.