Texan by Nature Statement on Anti-Discrimination
Texan by Nature does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of anything, including but not limited to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or other protected class, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors, hiring and firing of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, selection of projects, and providing of services.
Texan by Nature Statement on DEI
Texan by Nature exists to advance conservation. We do this by bringing conservation and business together. We believe in a collaborative model that pushes impact boundaries for Texas’ diverse natural resources, our diverse communities, and the state’s economic growth. We believe that ALL Texans deserve access to our wonderful natural resources and the economic and health benefits they provide. As leaders in conservation across Texas, it is our duty that ALL Texans feel welcome and safe in the great outdoors. We need to reduce barriers that prevent people from entering the conservation space and explicitly invite everyone to come and experience what nature, outdoor activities, and conservation have to offer.
Our team has worked diligently with our partners to spark new ideas, partnerships, and collaboration. As organizations work toward a more diverse and inclusive future for the outdoors and conservation, there are many opportunities to partner with and honor organizations and leaders who have been focused on these efforts for years. By honoring their work, organizations not only improve their own diversity efforts but elevate the voices of those who deserve recognition for their leadership and impact. It is our goal to enhance collaborative partnerships that expand successful, proven initiatives. Texan by Nature is committed to continuous improvement through ongoing review of our recruiting and membership processes for the board, project selection, and partner services. Through intentional action, we will continue leading by example and with purpose. Our vision is that the conservation community in Texas will be representative of ALL the Texans that call this state home.