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Trust Seeks National Accreditation

The Trust is pleased to announce our application for land trust accreditation. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands. Accredited land trusts uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. The Trust will be notified by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission about accreditation status this fall, 2012.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission was established in 2006 (landtrustaccreditation.org) as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance (lta.org). The Commission is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts from around the country. The Commission conducts an extensive review of all applicants’ policies and programs before making a determination to award accreditation and the right to display the trademarked seal.

Accredited land trusts:

  • meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever;
  • voluntarily submit their organizations to an external, independent review of their practices; and
  • agree to protect land for the benefit of the public in most cases by promising that the protection is forever.