Braun honored for conservation leadershipApril 23, 2020
From Local Sources
INDIANAPOLIS — The Nature Conservancy honored U.S. Sen. Mike Braun of Jasper with its Conservation Leadership award on Tuesday. Conservancy staff and trustees presented the award to Braun via a virtual meeting.
TNC gives the awards to just a handful of champions throughout the nation annually. This year, only nine awards were presented.
“We honor Senator Mike Braun for his long-standing conservation practices on the forest and agricultural land he owns, for his cooperative interaction with TNC and for his decision to co-found the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus,” said Will Ditzler, chair of TNC’s Indiana Chapter board of trustees. “We appreciate his pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach and we’re eager to continue working with him on conservation generally and climate action specifically.”
In 2019, Braun teamed u with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, to introduce the first-ever bipartisan caucus dedicated to climate solutions in the Senate. TNC also presented a Leadership Award to Coons.
“This is quite an honor,” Braun said, “especially when it’s for doing something you like so much. I have had an interest in protecting the environment ever since I was a boy, and I’m anxious to get back to work on the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus.”
Braun added that the Caucus now has 14 members, representing both parties.
Before becoming a senator, Braun had long worked with TNC Indiana staff on managing his agriculture and forest land holdings in the state.
TNC’s Indiana Chapter is currently in a three-year project funded by the MacArthur Foundation to understand climate change in Indiana and how best to mitigate its effects.
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