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(Washington, D.C.) – Partnership for Conservation (P4C) today announced Robert Ramsay is joining the organization as executive director. Ramsay is an active outdoorsman who brings a proven track record of successfully advocating for conservation causes. At P4C he will continue to work to safeguard open spaces and the environment.
In his most recent role as president of the Georgia Conservancy, Robert played an instrumental role in a ballot initiative campaign that resulted in Georgians overwhelmingly voting to dedicate 40 percent of existing state sales taxes on sporting goods to land and water conservation across the state. The effort is expected to generate more than $200 million of new investments for conservation over the next ten years.
“Protecting our country’s valuable natural resources for our children and grandchildren requires innovative solutions that contribute to our shared goal of balancing development with conservation, which is why I’m proud to be joining Partnership for Conservation,” Ramsay said. “P4C has led the effort to expand conservation partnerships, a critical tool that encourages more Americans to conserve land. Between 2005 and 2015, partnerships have helped increase land conservation in the U.S. by more than 175 percent – a trend I’m committed to continuing by working with our members and policymakers in Washington, D.C.”
Ramsay will lead the group’s efforts to ensure the long-term availability and integrity of conservation easements and increase the public’s understanding of the value of conservation easement partnerships while advancing policy solutions that preserve and strengthen this vitally important tool.
“At a time when more than 6,000 acres of open land are lost each day to development, we need solutions that incentivize public participation in conservation,” Board Member George Thornton said. “With years of experience advancing conservation efforts, Robert understands the essential role of conservation partnerships in preserving our country’s lands for future generations. Robert is sure to play an invaluable role in advancing P4C’s cause, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
Ramsay strongly believes in P4C’s commitment to advance common-sense legislative solutions that improve the process through which conservation partnerships permanently protect land resources. He will be working with lawmakers and stakeholders to identify areas of agreement that are in line with Congress’s original intent to spur more land conservation.
Click here to read Robert Ramsay’s latest op-ed, “Today’s Challenges Call For Conservation Opportunities To Be Expanded Not Limited.”
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