A biker rides along a path away from the camera view with two green trees, green grass, and a bridge overpass in view. The bike path is paralleled by a river on the right and a park fence on the left.
Governor Hochul's Leadership The Nature Conservancy is looking forward to continuing our work with the Governor and her administration. © Diane Cook and Len Jenshel


The Nature Conservancy Congratulates Kathy Hochul on becoming the 57th Governor of New York State

New York Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer Stuart F. Gruskin shares a statement on the news.

Kathy Hochul has been sworn in as the Governor of New York. 

Stuart F. Gruskin, The Nature Conservancy’s New York chief conservation and external affairs officer released the following statement:

“The Nature Conservancy congratulates Governor Kathy Hochul on becoming New York’s 57th Governor and the first woman in history to hold the office. With decades of dedicated public service at the local, state, and national level, Governor Hochul is exceptionally qualified and uniquely prepared to lead New York during this turbulent time. One of the drivers of the Nature Conservancy's work is that ‘the world we depend upon, depends upon us.’ And Governor Hochul knows this to be true. The lives and well-being of all New Yorkers are tied to the health and sustainability of our environment. New York's lands, forests, freshwater, and ocean support local economies, provide critical recreational opportunities, and are the building blocks for community quality of life in every corner of the state.  

“As Tropical Storm Henri just reminded us, there is urgent and important work to do to ensure that New York continues to lead the nation in smart environmental policy and protection, and we are confident that Governor Hochul will provide that leadership. We look forward to continuing our work with the Governor and her administration to pass the $3 billion Environmental Bond Act, implement New York’s ambitious climate law, and to seize opportunities to create stronger and more vibrant communities across the state.”

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 76 countries and territories—37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners—we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.