CONTACT: Sara Kangas, NACD Director of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2020
NACD SENDS LETTER
WASHINGTON – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, congratulating him on his election to the presidency.
NACD President Tim Palmer and NACD President-Elect Michael Crowder co-authored the letter on behalf of America’s conservation districts, state and territory associations and the district officials who lead them.
“Our nation’s conservation districts serve diverse communities across the country and work in partnership with federal government agencies,” they said. “Together, we strive to better manage our nation’s soils, waterways and habitats, and to address a wide range of natural resource concerns, including soil health, wildfire and mitigating the effects of a changing climate.”
NACD and its members serve as the connection between the local level and federal agencies charged with natural resources protection. It is vital for any incoming administration to recognize this trusted conservation delivery model so conservation districts have the best opportunity to continue addressing our nation’s natural resource concerns on public and private lands in rural, suburban and urban communities.
“We look forward to working with you and members of your transition team in the weeks and months ahead,” Palmer and Crowder said. “NACD congratulates you on your election as the 46th President of the United States of America, and we look forward to working with your Administration in the coming years.”
About the National Association of Conservation Districts:
The National Association of Conservation Districts is the nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state and territory associations and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit: www.nacdnet.org.