Legislative Outreach


  • Conservation districts are directly affected by actions of federal, state and local legislators.
  • Sometimes there is a need for new legislation to handle a natural resource issue or concerns over funding for District and natural resource programs.
  • Elected officials react to what they read, hear and especially to individuals they speak with.
  • It is necessary to take action to educate, inform and persuade elected officials.

4 Musts to an effective legislative program….

1) Building the relationships

2) Know the legislative process

3) Know your issues

4) Follow through after theĀ  legislative process