Our Government Relations Approach

In Massachusetts, The Nature Conservancy advocates for public policy and funding that achieve large-scale conservation results. We strive to influence legislative and administrative initiatives by using a collaborative approach through which we form partnerships and forge alliances with conservation organizations, environmental agencies, elected officials and the business community.

Download our government relations fact sheet.

We invite you to explore our policy work in each of these areas:

Rivers and Streams
The Nature Conservancy supports public policies and funding to ensure that rivers function in ways that protect their natural diversity as well as the many services they provide to people. Explore our work on freshwater policy.

Land Protection and Forests
The Nature Conservancy collaborates with partners to identify priority landscapes and advocates for public funding and policies to protect those places. Explore our work on land protection and forest policy.

Ocean and Coastal Policy
The Nature Conservancy supports funding for restoration and the development of Marine Spatial Planning — a set of science-based conservation tools that will help protect the ecological integrity of our coasts and oceans.

Climate Change
The Nature Conservancy is mobilizing state and federal government to address the threat of climate change to the lands and waters on which we all depend by decreasing emissions and reducing the impacts on people and nature. Explore our work on climate change policy.

Ensuring Environmentally-Sound Renewable Energy
As part of the Conservancy’s efforts to mitigate climate change, we support science-based feasibility studies, standards, practices and guidelines for operation of hydropower, siting of wind energy facilities and use of biomass.
Download our policy statements on:
Wind Energy Facilities
Energy Development

Government Relations Contacts

Stephen Long
Massachusetts Director of Government Relations
Phone: (617) 227-7017, ext. 313
E-mail: slong@tnc.org


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