2023 Advocacy Days

The Land Trust Alliance’s 2023 Advocacy Days will allow passionate land conservation practitioners to come together to meet with a new Congress and advance important land trust policies in a way that no one land trust could do by itself. Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in both virtual and in-person activities as well as share stories about how conserving our nation’s land and water is helping their districts and states. Your participation is as important as it is truly valuable.

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Activities

The Alliance invites staff, board members and volunteers of Alliance member land trusts to participate in our annual four-day advocacy event to make a significant difference in land conservation. As part of Advocacy Days, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

Become an Ambassador

The Ambassador program helps to support a united land trust network, advocating for policy priorities that benefit both conservation work and the land trust community nationwide.

2022 Advocacy Days

After two years of hosting Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days virtually, 73 land trust leaders came to Washington, D.C., in 2022 to participate in the eleventh annual Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days, held May 10-12.

The event featured high-level speakers and meetings with congressional offices to discuss key issues and share strategies to advance conservation goals.

It was wonderful to walk around Capitol Hill again and see familiar faces advocating for the passage of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act and talking about the 2023 Farm Bill.

- Lori Faeth, Alliance’s senior director of government relations.

As part of the event, the Alliance celebrated 40 years of conservation success during a reception held on May 10. The Alliance honored several Hill champions who have worked tirelessly to pass the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act. Recipients of the inaugural “Land Trust Alliance Conservation Leadership Award” included Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR).

2022 success

The 2022 Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days included:

  • 108 diverse land trust leaders, from 31 states, logging on to their computers or joining us in Washington, D.C., to participate.

  • Attendees conducting more than 110 in-person meetings with members of the Senate and House of Representatives and their staff.

  • A reception honoring several members of Congress who have championed efforts to pass the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act.

Photos from 2022 Advocacy Days