Equality in Nature! The murder of George Floyd has ripped open a wound of inequality and injustice in America that continually tries to heal but never does. When any group of people is denied their dignity and rights, the wrongs of the past and present cannot be forgotten and are difficult to forgive. The events of the weeks since Mr. Floyd’s death have shown that we, as a country, have a long way to go before all people have equal access to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
One place everyone can and should expect to be treated equally is nature. Open space and wild lands embrace everyone and provide exciting discoveries, healthful activities and solitude for spiritual healing. From its inception, The Frontera Land Alliance has striven to protect wild natural lands for everyone to enjoy, no matter what their background.
In these times of uncertainty, anger, and grief, Frontera encourages everyone to find time to get outside and take part in the welcoming space of nature and enjoy the gifts she has to offer our minds, bodies and souls. John Muir eloquently expressed the importance of nature to humanity when he wrote: