Federal Policy Issues

Policy Overview

Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts (COLT) work to advance critical state and federal land conservation policy initiatives and legislation, such as property tax reform, and renewal of the Clean Ohio Fund, in partnership with other statewide groups such as Ohio League of Conservation Voters and Mainstream Green Coalition.

 

For detailed information on key federal policy and legislative initiatives and ways to advocate on important issues, visit: www.landtrustalliance.org/policy

Chagrin River in October  Photo provided by: Gates Mills Land Conservancy

Chagrin River in October 
Photo provided by: Gates Mills Land Conservancy

 

Federal Policy Links

Public Land Conservation Funding

The 2008 Farm Bill and recent appropriations cycles have provided dramatic funding increases for Farm Bill conservation programs, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and other federal conservation programs. Now the America's Great Outdoors Initiative provides a promising opportunity to do even more, but cuts to Farm Bill conservation programs in the FY11 budget show that we must remain vigilant. 
To learn more, click to visit the Land Trust Alliance website. 

Become a Land Trust Advocate

Every year, the federal government makes key decisions on the tax incentives for land or conservation easements; on the rules that 501(c)(3) organizations must follow; on funding for a host of federal and state land protections; and about grant programs that can help you protect lands in your community.

Members of Congress and other public officials rely on their constituents for informed opinions on proposed legislation, policy issues and regulations. The Land Trust Alliance can tell them what the issues are, but only YOU can make them care! Advocates Alerts provide the information you need to make a difference with policymakers.
To learn more, click to visit the Land Trust Alliance website.