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.

Advocacy Ambassadors

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.

Ambassador roles and responsibilities

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.

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.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is an Ambassador?

    An Ambassador is an individual who has a strong desire to engage with and cultivate relationships with their federally elected public officials.

  • Why should I become an Ambassador?

    While the commitment is minimal, the impact is monumental. Our policy successes are due in large part to your efforts on the ground and in your local communities. Becoming an Ambassador is simply an extension of one’s existing advocacy work.

  • What are some of the benefits?

    By taking the Alliance’s Ambassador pledge you’ll be subscribed to our monthly Ambassador-only newsletter, begin receiving urgent action alerts and be invited to exclusive Ambassador-only trainings and events. You’ll also be able to request access to legislative dossiers for all of your members of Congress.

  • How do I sign up?

    Take the pledge and help us advance land conservation policies and give private land conservation the personal voice it deserves with every legislator. For more information, email