The 2018 mid-term election was highly partisan and down-right ugly. But there’s one thing voters of all political stripes seem agree on: local and state funding for parks and conservation. On November 6, voters approved 46 of 54 measures -- an 85 percent passage rate -- creating over $2.8 billion for the protection of water quality, new parks, natural areas and working farms and ranches across 21 states. Important ballot measures that will fund natural climate solutions passed statewide in California and in Chaffee County, CO. Since 1988, voters in cities, counties and states both Blue and Red have approved over 2,000 ballot measures, creating $78 billion in new funding for conservation. And local land trusts have been involved in many of these successful ballot measures, developing their advocacy chops and, in some cases, truly transforming their organizations. This workshop provides land trusts with the tools needed to lead or support ballot measures. Learn from successful campaign experts and case studies from land trust colleagues.
Session Level: Basic Session Location: Raleigh Convention Center