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Webinar: The Nature Gap: Racial and Economic Disparities in the Outdoors

In most states, people of color and low-income communities are far less likely to have places to get outdoors near where they live. New data from the Center for American Progress and the Hispanic Access Foundation confirms what many have long suspected or known through experience: not everyone has equal access to nature’s benefits. The “nature gap” is real and it is wide. Nationwide, communities of color are three times more likely than mostly white ones to be deprived of nearby nature---in the Northeast, it’s nine times. These disparities are not a coincidence, but rather the result of a long history of environmental racism, from the ...

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month! This month is a time to appreciate the past (and current) contributions of the Black community, to not only our organization and those in the limnology/aquatic sciences, but to society. There are many reasons to celebrate the contributions made by Black entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, artists, and others during Black History Month, but since we are NALMS, we are focusing on those individuals who have contributed in the fields of limnology and aquatic science by highlighting their achievements. We will be using Black History Month as an opportunity to learn and reflect, as well as to celebrate and uplift Black ...

NALMS Statement on Racism and Equality

Dear NALMS members and friends, During the past week, NALMS' leadership collaborated in writing the following statement. Yesterday, during the June Board of Directors Meeting, members recognized the need to form a Diversity Task Force. We invite NALMS members, partners, and the broader lake management community to read this statement and learn more about our plans for action steps. We will follow up next week with additional resources from NALMS. If anyone is interested in joining the Task Force or sharing ideas, feel free to reach out to me or to the Task Force at diversity@nalms.org. Respectfully, Perry Thomas, Ph.D., NALMS President...

NALMS Adopts Code of Conduct

NALMS is proud to announce the release of our official Code of Conduct, adapted from such respected organizations as the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) and Ecological Society of America (ESA). The North American Lake Management Society commits to promoting a welcoming environment while fulfilling our mission of forging partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs. We intend to do this during daily operations, which includes the annual NALMS symposium, by fostering environments that are safe, collaborative, supportive, and productive for all members and ...