2024 Advocacy Days

The Land Trust Alliance’s 2024 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.

2024 Advocacy Days will take place in Washington, D.C., April 15-18.

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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.

2023 Advocacy Days

Just a few months after the start of the 118th session of Congress, the Land Trust Alliance brought together 108 land trust leaders to Washington, D.C., for its 12th annual Advocacy Days event on April 17-20.

The event featured high-profile speakers and 175 meetings with congressional offices to discuss key issues and share strategies to advance conservation goals.

I felt so energized and pumped up for land trust work after the meetings, and super excited to get legislators and their staffers out to see some of our projects in the fall.

— Karsyn Kendrick, conservation program manager for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT)

As part of the event, Advocacy Days attendees and partners as well as members of Congress and their staff came together for an evening reception to celebrate NRCS conservation easement programs. Multiple esteemed officials and members of Congress addressed the crowd, including Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), NRCS Associate Chief Louis Aspey, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Sen. Roger “Doc” Marshall (R-Kan.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).

2023 Successes

The 2023 Land Trust Alliance Advocacy Days included:

  • 125 diverse land trust leaders, from 35 states, logging on to their computers or joining us in Washington, D.C., to participate.

  • Attendees conducted 175 in-person meetings with members of the Senate and House of Representatives and their staff.

  • A reception celebrating NRCS conservation easement programs.

Photos from 2023 Advocacy Days