Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming and accessible environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  We recognize that diverse ideas, cultures, experiences, and communities are the lifeblood of a healthy intellectual system, yet some continue to be underrepresented both within our department, the University of Maine, and natural resources professions.  We therefore strive to recruit and retain people from traditionally excluded backgrounds (including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, citizenship, or socioeconomic status). We are committed to understanding historical and current barriers and to taking actions that ensure that all are represented, recognized, supported, and valued.