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CLCC’s 2022 Conservation Policy Priorities

Every year, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council sets a “Conservation Agenda” identifying key state and federal legislative and funding priorities critical to Connecticut’s land conservation efforts. Partnerships with other land conservation advocates, grassroots support, and public participation are essential to the success of CLCC’s annual agenda.

Take Action 2022

Community garden with a sign on the left and a brown fence in the front
Christopher Shepard

This may be your opportunity to fund local conservation projects!

With discussions underway in most communities as to how these federal dollars will be spent, now is the time to reach out to your municipal officials to make sure that local land conservation, park, and trail projects are included in these investments.

wood's floor
David Young

The 2021 regular legislative session wrapped up on June 9, followed by a short special session to address unfinished business. With the Capitol closed throughout the year, all public hearings were convened via Zoom. Hallway conversations and office meetings with legislators and the administration were replaced by text messages and phone calls.

pathway into the trees during the summer
Katharine Lange

To say that it was a legislative session like no other is an understatement. Yet, as always, you stepped up when we needed you.

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Yes, Your Land Trust Can Lobby!

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Yes, Your Land Trust Can Lobby!

If your land trust has a stake in enhancing funding opportunities and increasing tax incentives for land conservation, investing in nature-based climate solutions, connecting communities to locally grown food, and ensuring equitable access to greenspaces, you should lobby!

Your land trust (and any 501(c)(3) nonprofit), whether operating statewide or in a single town, staffed or all-volunteer, can lobby your municipal council, the state government, and even Congress, if you follow some relatively simple rules

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CT Conservation Primer

Areas of Focus

We organize our advocacy work and programming around these areas:

Strengthen Connecticut Land Conservation

There are many challenges in land conservation, but we have never yielded. We’ve always found our strength in the support of people who care for the environment as much we do. We can achieve so much more working with one another than alone.

We're stronger together.