Vol. 13 No. 1
"Vision without action is only a dream. Action without vision only passes time. Vision with action can change the world." - Joel Baker
In this issue...
Conservation Donations in Peril
Donations in Peril
Many concerned citizens have had remarkable success reaching out to members of Congress. More than 200 members of Congress received visits, letters, emails, faxes, and phone calls from people opposing the Joint Committee on Taxation's recent recommendations. Land trust leaders have met face to face with key Senators, Representatives, and their staffs.
In Washington, the national conservation organizations have been convened to work on this issue. They are drafting a joint letter, are meeting with Senators and Representatives, and are helping land trust leaders in key states to visit Washington.
This is a great start, but it is crucial that we continue this push for many months. It now seems likely that this year's Congress will make major changes to the rules governing conservation donations-not just donations of conservation easements-butdonations of land as well.
It is extremely important that they know that the people they represent oppose the changes recommended by the Joint Committee. It is imperative that our lawmakers understand what is at stake: the future of private land conservation in America.
How can you help?
people to contact your Senators and Representatives
people who have a relationship with our Senators and Representatives to
contact them about this issue
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