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Charles Young portrait - The Hidden Figures of America's National Parks - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 28, 2022

The Hidden Figures of America’s National Parks

Throughout history, Black conservationists and naturalists have made significant but often-overlooked contributions to national parks — from Sequoia National Park in California to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. 

Muir Woods - Historic Discrimination to Blame for Diversity Gap in US Parks, Expert Says - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 21, 2022

Historic Discrimination to Blame for Diversity Gap in US Parks, Expert Says

Many parks were defined, conceptualized and managed by powerful white elites who were racists and eugenicists. 

Jones Lake State Park, circa 1940s - Tracking Injustice in the History of US Public Parks - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Feb 9, 2022

Tracking Injustice in the History of US Public Parks

NC State's KangJae “Jerry” Lee discusses the history of "slow violence" within park systems. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza. Photo by Marc Hall

Oct 26, 2021

New Funding Program Supports Diversity and Inclusion Projects

The college’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion recently awarded a combined $8,000 to six projects. 

Dr. Myron Floyd, dean of the NC State College of Natural Resources

Oct 25, 2021

Dean Myron Floyd Named to The North Face Explore Fund Council

Floyd and nine other individuals are leading the company’s effort to connect diverse communities to the outdoors. 

Natural pipeline construction - Natural Gas Pipeline Density Higher Overall in More Vulnerable U.S. Counties - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 2, 2021

Natural Gas Pipeline Density Higher Overall in More Vulnerable U.S. Counties

The findings suggest counties that are more socially vulnerable are also at greater risk of facing water and air pollution, public health and safety issues, and other negative impacts associated with the pipelines. 

Wolf Statue on NC State Campus - Homepage - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 5, 2021

‘Decolonizing Science’ Class Tracks COVID’s Impact on Navajo

The class project tracked the spread of the virus among the Diné, which is the name the Navajo people call themselves, across multiple states through September. 

Join us for three seminars addressing the role of racial justice in geospatial analytics. At the end of the semester, the series will conclude with a panel discussion about the state of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity in academia.

Jan 21, 2021

Race and Place Seminar Series to Explore Role of Racial Justice in Geospatial Analytics

January through April, the Geospatial Graduate Student Organization will host a three-part Race and Place seminar series and panel discussion, intended to highlight research that contextualizes race by speaking to environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the geographical and geospatial sciences. 

Sunset over tree-covered mountains - Nature Gap: Why Outdoor Spaces Lack Diversity and Inclusion -College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 14, 2020

Nature Gap: Why Outdoor Spaces Lack Diversity and Inclusion

People of color may be far less likely to engage in outdoor recreation, largely due to historic and modern-day discrimination, but they have played a significant role — and still do — in public parks systems. 

Jocelyn Painter on boat - NC State Student Brings Indigenous Knowledge to State Climate Policies - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 10, 2020

NC State Student Brings Indigenous Knowledge to State Climate Policies

Jocelyn Painter is giving North Carolina’s Native American tribes a seat at the governing table.