WASHINGTON (July 28, 2022) – The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today applauds the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 proposed by the Senate, which includes increased funding for critical Farm Bill conservation programs. The funding provisions underscore the essential role of land conservation in helping to reduce carbon in our atmosphere and to buffer human and natural communities from the worst effects of climate change.
The following statement can be attributed to Lori Faeth, senior director of government relations of the Land Trust Alliance:
“The increase in federal funding for Farm Bill conservation programs in the Senate reconciliation package acknowledges the many ways that well-managed farm and ranchlands help address our changing climate. We thank the Senate for its commitment to investing in America’s future by safeguarding essential agricultural lands that secure America’s food and fiber and are critical to tackling climate change and its impacts.
“The Land Trust Alliance and its more than 1,000 member land trusts and affiliates look forward to working with Congress to pass this legislation that recognizes and advances land conservation for the many benefits it provides to all Americans.”
About the Land Trust Alliance
Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents more than 1,000 member land trusts and affiliates supported by more than 250,000 volunteers and 6.3 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices. More information about the Alliance is available at www.landtrustalliance.org.