Raise the Bar; Lower the Barriers – 2022 Maine Land Conservation Conference

Raise the Bar; Lower the Barriers – Making your land trust properties more accessible

Two Maine-based adaptive adventure advocates share the Zoom screen to tell a story that is part inspiration, part aspiration, part actual instruction. Enock Glidden of Go Beyond the Fence and Zach Stegeman of the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center  team up to take us down their path into the adaptive adventure world and how you can make your land trust lands more accessible and more inviting to Maine’s many adaptive populations. Through the lens of their personal and professional experiences, Enock and Zach will cover ground from inclusive language when talking to and about adaptive visitors, to tangible property and marketing ideas. We think you’ll come away confident you already have tools to welcome a diverse range of visitors to your properties and inspired to apply them with a little extra leverage from Zach and Enock’s shared stories.

Presenters: Enock Gliddendisabled athlete, adventurer, motivational speaker, and an advocate for others with disabilities; and Zach StegemanAdaptive Outdoor Recreation Center, Brunswick