NACD’s statement on the 2016 election


Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook
(202) 595-9139


WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2016 – The National Association of Conservation Districts has congratulated President-elect Donald J. Trump on his election to the presidency and stands ready to work collaboratively with his transition team.

In a letter from NACD President Lee McDaniel and President-elect Brent Van Dyke, the association offered its congratulations to President-elect Trump and expressed its hope that voluntary, locally-led conservation will be among his administration’s top priorities.

“The natural resources concerns facing our nation’s diverse landscapes – from our private agricultural working lands to forestlands and urban lands – span political parties and presidential administrations,” McDaniel and Van Dyke wrote. “It is only through a locally-led, voluntary approach that we will achieve the healthy soils and clean water and air we all desire to leave for our future generations.”


The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state 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:

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