The Land Trust Alliance’s Ambassador Program assists land trust staff, board members, supporters and landowners with building strong one-to-one relationships with their political representatives.
After years of hard work and persistence by the Land Trust Alliance, our land trust members and our allies on Capitol Hill — and in the face of well-resourced opposition — Congress finally passed the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act as part of its year-end “omnibus” spending bill.
Communicating with our elected officials is the bedrock of our nation’s democracy. Learn how you can become a crucial member of the land trust network and deliver the important message of conservation to your political leaders.
An Ambassador is an individual affiliated with a Land Trust Alliance member land trust who has a strong desire to engage with public officials. Those with little prior exposure to advocacy and those with prior political experience are encouraged to become Ambassadors.
The ability of the Alliance to affect legislation in Washington, D.C., depends upon having a well-oiled grassroots operation. While we have lobbyists and consultants to educate legislators and keep a watchful eye on what is going on in Washington, it is no substitute for local advocacy voices. Read on to learn more about the important role and responsibilities of being 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.