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Latino Outdoors is a growing community as a network and volunteer-run organization. Latino Outdoors exists to “connect cultura with the outdoors”.

The focus is on promoting a network of like-minded professionals, supporting outdoor leadership capacity-building opportunities for youth and young adults, and serving as a storytelling platform for defining the ambicultural identity connecting Latino communities and the outdoors.

Latest Stories & News

We get inquires about camping and backpacking meals that our Latino community are familiar with but its a little difficult to reproduce home cooked meals that mamá might make in the backcountry.  Still this is a great backpacking recipe that LO Regional Coordinator and avid backpacker, Eduardo Gonzalez has learned through his wilderness leadership training with the Bay Area Wilderness Training.  It’s a rather simple and incorporates fresh ingredients and the best part when it comes to serving and clean up. … read more

Earth Day Hike / Caminata dia de la Tierra Blog and photos by Maribel Sierra, Latino Outdoors Ambassador – SF Bay Area  Latino Outdoors group at China Camp State Park. This year marks the 45-year anniversary of Earth Day, which was first celebrated in 1970 during the start of the environmental movement. Since then, awareness of environmental issues has spread all over the world with over 5,000 groups in 184 countries. On April 19th, in appreciation and celebration of Earth … read more

Authors: Maria F. “Masi” Mejia and Cynthia Espinosa Marrero  As Latinos continue to grow demographically, we are reaching new heights not only outdoors but also indoors. In her Study, Taylor (2004), stated that “ethnic minorities are severely underrepresented in the environmental workforce” (p. 4).  This quote can serve as a statement that representation of minorities is needed in the environmental workforce. By acquiring an environmental-related degree, Latinos are becoming part of the environmental movement, workforce and applying their cultural knowledge … read more