Trainee and Visitors in Masks at South Lookout

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Hawk Mountain strives to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We respect all people and cultures. We exhibit integrity in everything we do.
Hawk Mountain fosters diversity in the conservation community, local to global.
Hawk Mountain does not discriminate based upon race, religion,
culture, gender, sex or sexual identity. 

ADA Accessibility at Hawk Mountain

DE&I Statement

Accessibility Statement

Diverse students hike along the Lookout Trail

I.D.E.A. Fund

Changing the narrative of raptor conservation and outdoor recreation.

The Hawk Mountain IDEA Fund was established to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the Sanctuary by providing funds to encourage access and drive equity in the outdoors, support underrepresented communities in discovering the Sanctuary and raptors, and to address issues of representation and barrier removal. 

Learn more about IDEA Fund Opportunities

Father and son use binoculars

Continue the Conversation

Share what you learn about racial justice as it relates to nature.

Hawk Mountain celebrates Black History Month each February and Black Birders Week each summer to honor the voices and contributions of Black people in science and conservation. You can support Black nature lovers by amplifying their voices and experiences. Keep the conversation going by sharing what you learn about racial justice as it relates to nature and beyond. 

Black Birders Week 2022 runs May 29 through June 4. Celebrate with us by participating in one of our events! Click here to see the schedule of both on-site and virtual programs. 

Resources and Reading:
Celebrating Black Environmentalists
12 Environmental Heroes
9 Rules for the Woke Birdwatcher, Essay by J. Drew Lanham  
A Convergent Imagining, Essay by J. Drew Lanham 
Black Conservationists and Scientists Who Led the Way
5 Ways to Stand up for Racial Justice in Nature
28 Black Environmentalists
Outdoor Afro: Where Black People and Nature Meet

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