Award Criteria

Exemplary relationship building

Celebrate land trust leaders who work their networks, develop partnerships, and host site visits or other events that help to cement strong, ongoing relationships with federal officials and their staff.

Effective advocacy communications

Creating an impact on conservation by publicly thanking legislators for their work. This could include a social media post to thank them for a meeting to a press event celebrating leadership on a bill. Effective communications to mobilize grassroots support will also be considered.

Outstanding results

Picking up the phone, making a tough ask, and getting results from your federal delegation. We want to honor those folks and share their recipes for success.

Peer leadership

A lone advocate can only accomplish so much; sharing successes via conferences, newsletters, and peer mentoring can multiply your impact.

Please note: The individual must be a volunteer at an Alliance-member land trust.