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CLCC’s 2024 Conservation Priorities

Every year, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council sets a Conservation Agenda identifying key legislative policy and funding priorities critical to land conservation at every level. Partnerships with other land conservation advocates, grassroots support, and public participation are essential to our success of CLCC’s annual agenda.

Looking Back

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Christopher Shepard

In 2023, strategic advocacy together with an unwavering commitment by legislative champions, a strong partnership with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and targeted outreach by land trusts to key legislators, were the ingredients to a successful legislative session for CLCC’s top land conservation priorities, including the following wins...

wood's floor
David Young

The 2022 Legislative Session may have been a “short session”, but there was no shortage of action, and ultimately good news for natural and working lands.

Click below to read more about what we accomplished together.

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Katharine Lange

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.

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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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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.