We’re Applying for Accreditation Renewal – The Mark of Distinction for Land Trusts

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Northwoods Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Northwoods Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Northwoods Land Trust’s application will be most useful by November 30, 2023.

 The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) was first awarded national accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance in 2013.  Accreditation renewal takes place every five years. This renewal process requires an independent, third-party analysis and assessment of NWLT to ensure it is meeting the highest national standards for land conservation and stewardship.

The stewardship of conservation land is a perpetual commitment that includes annual monitoring, documenting and enforcing the terms of easements and deed covenants, and overseeing educational and volunteer programs. In accordance with national accreditation standards, these conservation lands and easements are legally defended, if necessary, to protect them in perpetuity for their conservation values.

The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation.  It is awarded to land trusts meeting the highest national standards for excellence and conservation permanence.  Each accredited land trust joins a network of organizations united by strong ethical practices.
NWLT is proud to be a part of this trusted network of land trusts who have demonstrated fiscal accountability, strong organizational leadership, sound transactions and lasting stewardship of the lands conserved for the benefit of the public.

Further questions regarding NWLT’s accreditation renewal can be directed to Ted Anchor, NWLT Executive Director at ted@northwoodslandtrust.org.


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