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. This year’s NACD Fly-In was held March 20, 2018, uniting 150 conservation district officials from across the nation. 

2018 Fly-In Recap

If you have any questions about the Fly-In or NACD’s advocacy efforts, contact NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison.

Were you unable to attend? 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.

Appropriations Issue Paper |PDF|

Natural Resource Health and Management Issue Paper |PDF|

NRCS Hiring Freeze Issue Paper |PDF|

Farm Bill Issue Paper |PDF|

Watershed Programs Issue Paper – from National Watershed Coalition|PDF|

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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