The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) is dedicated to addressing the historic disparities in conservation work by committing to inclusive community outreach and events, diverse hiring practices, safe and equitable access to nature, clean water for all our communities, and amplifying stories from communities of color. They have taken steps to act on this commitment through their Relearning Highlands History series and related initiatives.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes more than $15 billion in specific funding for Tribal Governments and Entities. Programs funded by the law span several sectors, including transportation, water, resilience, energy, environment, and broadband.
On April 11, 2022, the Biden administration launched the $1 billion “America the Beautiful” Challenge, which will fund locally led ecosystem restoration and conservation projects throughout the United States.
Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) has been working to achieve a vision of a greener, more sustainable world by connecting thousands of acres of land in Southern Connecticut through their Green Corridor Initiative. Through recent land acquisitions and a curated method for success, ALT has been moving step-by-step towards its goal of a 40,000-acre Green Corridor that safeguards land, wildlife, and water resources, and lessens the climate crisis.
With the introduction of two new pieces of federal legislation related to climate and conservation in the fall of 2021, Highstead’s Conservation Finance Team began providing background and insight on aspects of the legislation that were most relevant to conservation in the New England region.