Policy and Advocacy

Advocating for strong conservation policies

For every dollar invested by the state, North Carolinians benefit from a $4 return through cleaner drinking water, productive farmland and flood control.

Conservation Trust for North Carolina educates state legislators and members of Congress about the need for increased funding for conservation programs, expanded tax incentives for landowners who donate land or conservation easements, and policies that boost private land conservation.

Acquiring land to benefit communities requires significant financial resources from state and federal lawmakers. North Carolina's trust funds: Land and Water Fund (Formerly Clean Water Management Trust Fund), Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PRTF), and Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, must have adequate funding to support the work of conservation organizations to conserve high-priority natural areas, farmland, riverfronts and open spaces in North Carolina.

To achieve statewide conservation success, we must work collaboratively.

We work with members of the N.C. General Assembly through Land for Tomorrow, a statewide coalition of leaders and organizations across sectors that have one common goal: increase land and water conservation funding for all of North Carolina's communities. It will take all of us to ensure every part of our state is represented, from the mountains to the coast.

Together, we can raise our voices and tell lawmakers that our land is important and must be protected.

Make your voice heard.

Will you join our statewide network of advocates?