Latino faith leaders from Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF)’s network recently connected with elected officials in Washington D.C. virtually to discuss why Congress should turn the climate action plan proposed by the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (SCCC) into legislation. They shared the importance of climate change policy and its impact on Latino communities.
HAF will hold a series of virtual film screenings of its short film "I Am Cheo" followed by roundtable diiscussions with experts in a variety of conservation, health, and communiity fields. The events are free and open to the public and the first 100 registered will receive a special "CHEO Care Package" in the mail.
Hispanic Access Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Karina Meza, who will serve as the Communications Manager. She will plan and implement HAF’s communications strategy, which includes drafting and submitting press releases, conducting media outreach, managing our social media channels, and executing strategic marketing.
HAF Applauds Congress for Passage of Great American Outdoors Act, Permanent Funding for LWCF Benefits Nation’s Diverse Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Latino Conservation Week in full swing, Congress’ passing of the Great American Outdoors Act ensures this year’s celebration will be one for the ages.
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: 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.
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.
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.