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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Who We Are


The New York State Council of Trout Unlimited is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value.   Accordingly, Council seeks to implement effective strategies and create programs to recruit and support a more diverse membership and leadership at the chapter and state level.

What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mean to Trout Unlimited?

  • DiversityThe range of identities, characteristics, experiences, and perceptions including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, culture, gender, geography, age, religion, political affiliation, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, language, and physical appearance.

  • Equity

    Is the experience of fair and impartial treatment, access to opportunity, and support by identifying and eliminating barriers that prevent full and fair participation.

  • Inclusion

    Is the practice of building and maintaining equitable, welcoming environments in which all feel respected, supported, valued, heard and seen.