Natural Land Institute is pleased to be among the 34 Land Trusts Achieving National Recognition as announced by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission today:
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a program promoting national quality standards for ensuring permanence in the conservation of American lands, announced today 34 land trusts were recognized this month for having completed the rigorous process to achieve first-time or renewed accreditation.
“These land trusts have earned the highest mark of national recognition and now display a seal you can trust,” said Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the Commission. “These community-based organizations are saving land people care about, town-by-town, across America.” Accredited land trusts have conserved nearly 20 million acres of farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and important water supplies.
The accreditation seal awarded by the Commission indicates these groups demonstrate sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance and lasting stewardship of the lands they protect. The Commission is an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.