Message from the LTER Network Executive Board on recent events

On June 2, the LTER Executive Board shared the following message with all members of the LTER community:

Dear LTER Community,

As millions of people raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd, we are filled with grief and anger and reminded how far we still are from the fair and just society to which we aspire. These recent events are not isolated incidents, but only the latest and most visible in an ongoing assault on Black communities. As individuals, many of us are acting in our own communities to institute real change, but we know that our organizations, too, can do better. Read more.

Please go here for a list of related resources compiled by the LTER Network office.

BES maintains lab and office space at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Please go here to see the statement from UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and Provost Philip Rous.

If you would like to learn about some of the more recent Environmental Justice research that BES LTER has conducted, please go here. 

If you would like to read our two part post about Birding While Black in Baltimore, please go here and here.