People and Nature

Zach Bright

We all have a stake in our wild places

All Americans have a stake in our wild places and everyone should get the same chance to access and enjoy the outdoors. As our nation changes, we gain new understanding of the challenges that face us in meeting that goal.

For example, in urban areas, poor public transportation can make it hard to get to parks and open spaces. Meanwhile, childhood itself is becoming an indoor pursuit, driven by some of the same factors that have made physical inactivity a nationwide public health crisis.

We are working to address barriers that prevent children, low-income communities, people of color and others from experiencing the outdoors.

Our solutions

We are working on programs that break down barriers to accessing and enjoying public lands, including asking elected officials to create policies and programs that make it easier for everyone, especially children, to experience the outdoors.