Diversity & Inclusion Statement / Shared Narrative

San Fernando Valley Audubon is proud to declare our commitment to fostering an open and welcoming environment for all.  Our goal is to allow everyone to feel like they belong in nature, through our shared goal of a more equitable outdoors, including advocacy for the environment, stewardship of our local landscapes, and educational opportunities surrounding birds and ecology. We are intent on facilitating a safe space where deepened relationships between the community and nature can flourish. We firmly believe that an equitable outdoor experience can be cultivated through community collaboration.

We own the responsibility to evolve the dynamics of our birding environment to be one that people feel comfortable and eager to join by:

  • Reflecting the diversity of the community in our board, staff, volunteers, and members.
  • Ensuring our internal culture, organizational practices, and programs are welcoming and advance our diversity goals.
  • Empowering people to make positive changes in their community and environment.
  • Creating a community of birders, both present and prospective, who feel valued by their presence and empowered by birding and the consequential joys it brings. 

We invite anyone who is curious about birding or eager to spend time in Los Angeles’s natural outdoors to join us!