Government Relations

Hiking the Hill: Speaking up for Nature in Washington, DC

Hiking the Hill: Speaking up for Nature in Washington, DC

Hundreds of trustees and staff from The Nature Conservancy’s offices around the world took a different kind of hike recently: we visited Washington, DC to meet with Congress about our policy priorities for TNC’s annual Advocacy Day.

Resilient Forests, Resilient Communities

Resilient Forests, Resilient Communities

A bill in the state Senate would fund much-needed wildfire prevention, suppression and preparedness activities, investing in the health of Washington’s iconic forests and the resilience of our communities.

Trustees Speak up for Nature in Olympia

Trustees Speak up for Nature in Olympia

Trustees from across Washington state traveled to Olympia to advocate for nature and people at the Legislature, meeting with leaders from both political parties and both chambers to discuss climate change, forest health, Puget Sound recovery and equity in addressing environmental challenges.

Good News From the Other Washington

Good News From the Other Washington

The US Senate has approved a bipartisan bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and colleagues across the country, the bill to ensure the conservation of our shared public lands and waters for generations of Americans to come now heads to the House.

These Are Our Top Policy Priorities for Washington in 2019

These Are Our Top Policy Priorities for Washington in 2019

Our priorities for the 2019 Legislature touch upon all our work, and all our lives, whether we live in the Palouse, along the coast, or in between. They include tackling climate change, protecting the natural and cultural wealth that makes Washington special, and improving equity in environmental policymaking so that all of us can benefit from cleaner, healthier air and water.   

How You Can Help Save the Land & Water Conservation Fund

How You Can Help Save the Land & Water Conservation Fund

The clock runs out on the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at the end of the federal fiscal year, on Sept. 30. But it doesn’t have to — we are calling upon our members of Congress to permanently reauthorize this program before it’s too late.

We Just Sent a Clear Message to Congress to Fund Public Lands

We Just Sent a Clear Message to Congress to Fund Public Lands

We spent yesterday morning in the company of more than a hundred friends and neighbors at Green Lake Park in Seattle, gathered together in support of America’s most important conservation program, the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and all the special places it protects.