Through building relationships with decision-makers, telling the story of your impact, and speaking up for the issues that matter to you, the advocacy process:
Builds your community – Your local, state and federal elected officials are trusted leaders in the places they call home. Having these public champions in your corner not only helps raise the visibility of your work, but forms lasting partnerships that bring new ideas, networks, and ways of thinking.
Broadens your impact – Let’s face it: we all rely on strong conservation programs for our work. By communicating how these public funds are positively impacting local communities, it helps build broad support and strong budget allocations into the future.
Drives policy change – Sometimes, there comes an opportunity to expand the policy toolkit for our efforts or the need to challenge legislation that undermines robust land conservation. Together, as part of a coordinated statewide land trust community, we can speak with a strong collective voice loud enough to effect lasting change.