Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman is president & CEO of the Land Trust Alliance.
  • Elevating private land conservation

    By Andrew Bowman May 31

    I recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel at POLITICO’s annual sustainability summit in Washington, D.C. While the focus of the panel was on restoring biodiversity in the U.S., the conversation was wide-ranging, covering natural climate solutions, 30x30 and much more.

  • Hitting our stride at 40

    By Andrew Bowman February 22

    Today, on Feb. 22, the Land Trust Alliance turns 40 years old. I am well past that age, but I remember that people expected me to be solemn and even dejected about that milestone. I didn’t see it that way for me personally at the time, and I certainly don’t see it that way for the Alliance.

  • Making the case for conservation

    By Andrew Bowman July 9, 2021

    I have long touted the opportunities and challenges of a national goal to protect 30% of the nation’s land base by 2030. Such a goal creates opportunities for our community because land trusts are critical to it becoming a reality.

  • Let's safeguard taxpayers and encourage conservation

    By Andrew Bowman June 24, 2021

    The Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act — legislation that would halt abuse in the federal conservation easement program — was reintroduced today in Congress.

  • We can make the 30x30 goal a reality

    By Andrew Bowman May 6, 2021

    Today, the Biden administration provided more clarity on its commitment to conserve 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030 with the release of the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report. It is good news for land trusts.

  • An audacious and timely conservation challenge

    By Andrew Bowman January 29, 2021

    We should all applaud President Biden's executive order calling for conservation of 30% of the U.S. land base by 2030. This bold "30x30" vision is firmly rooted in science, given that protected land is key to a healthy and secure future for all Americans.

  • What's scary? A world without bats

    By Andrew Bowman October 26, 2020

    In honor of International Bat Week, reprinted below is an excerpt from a column Andrew Bowman wrote in 2016.

  • It's official: LWCF is fully funded

    By Andrew Bowman August 4, 2020

    And with the stroke of a pen, it became official: The Land and Water Conservation Fund now has full and dedicated funding. That means that $900 million will be committed each year to protecting important land, water and recreation areas that benefit all Americans.

  • A necessary reckoning

    By Andrew Bowman July 24, 2020

    For the past few months, the Land Trust Alliance has collected online statements from land trusts around the country affirming their commitment to end the structural racism that puts Black lives in danger every day.

  • A historic vote

    By Andrew Bowman July 22, 2020

    While the history books may best remember 2020 as the year of a global pandemic, it also could well be remembered for the realization of a 50-year-old dream across the conservation community: securing full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.