Diversity and Inclusion Resources

These materials are resources intended to support the personal education and enrichment of members of our Warner College community. Warner College strives to provide self-reflection opportunities and education in all the areas that intersect with natural resources, including diversity and inclusion. As a college we are committed to being a resource for students, faculty, and staff seeking to understand more about diverse perspectives to inform their future contributions towards making natural resources fields more diverse and inclusive to all.

If you have suggested resources to share, please contact Dr. Rickey Frierson.

Training and Learning Center

Suggested Podcast and Apps

Highlighted Resources


Your style of outdoor
How Do You Make Whitewater Rafting Accessible?

Encouraging Muslim women to start hiking | BBC – BBC

They/Them Film and Panel: One Climber’s Story 

Advocating outdoor diversity and inclusivity – Judith Kasiama

Project Diversify Outdoors

Suggested Research Articles

Suggested Books

Diversity in Nature

  • The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by Drew Lanham
  • Sparrow Envy by Drew Lanham
  • Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care by Audrey Peterman
  • Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
  • The Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places: African Americans Making Nature and the Environment a Part of Their Everyday Lives by Dudley Edmondton
  • The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors by James Mills

Diversity Education

  • Men and Masculinities: Theoretical foundations and college practices (Black and Red)
  • Black Faces White Spaces by Dr. Carolyn Finney,
  • White fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • How to be an anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tochluk
  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
  • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Derald Wing Sue
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • They Can’t Kill Us all by Wesley Lowery
  • Towards the Other America: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter by Chris Crass
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel
  • The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
  • Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled history of America’s Universities- Craig Steven Wilder

Relevant Reports