Spring Fly-In

Every spring, NACD invites its members to join our staff in Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of conservation districts on Capitol Hill. If you have any questions about NACD’s advocacy efforts, contact NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison.

NACD’s official 2017 Fly-In press release: Conservation district officials from across America take on Capitol Hill

2017 Fly-In press release template: Conservation district advocates on Capitol Hill for incentive-based solutions

Weren’t able to make it into Washington in March? It’s still important for your senators and representatives to hear from you — visit our Grassroots Advocacy page and make your voice heard today!

Issue Papers


The issue papers below reflect NACD’s board-adopted positions on key conservation policy priorities for this and previous Fiscal Years (FY). Participants in NACD’s Fly-In are encouraged to use these documents in their meetings with lawmakers and congressional staff.

Farm Bill Principles |PDF|

Appropriations Issue Paper |PDF|

Natural Resource Management Issue Paper |PDF|

Improving Access to Farm Conservation Act – SAM/DUNS Exemption Legislation Issue Paper |PDF|

Appropriations Issue Paper |PDF|

Regulatory Issue Paper |PDF|

Forestry Issue Paper |PDF|

General Talking Points |PDF|

Overview of Conservation Districts |PDF|

Conservation Operations Issue Paper |PDF|

Farm Bill Conservation Programs Issue Paper |PDF|

EQIP: Importance and Funding Issue Paper |PDF|

RCPP Issue Paper |PDF|

Forestry Issue Paper |PDF|

Urban Forestry |PDF|

Water Issue Paper |PDF|

Longleaf Pine Issue Paper |PDF|

Land Conservation Issue Paper |PDF|

Cover Crop Statement |PDF|

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