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More Land Trusts Earn Accreditation

December 15, 2010 | Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rob Aldrich
Director of Communications, Land Trust Alliance
202-638-4725 | raldrich@lta.org

 

Number of Accredited Groups Reaches 113

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congratulations to the seven newly accredited land trusts that have just been awarded accreditation! This brings the total number of land conservation groups from across the country that have earned this important distinction to 113. All are members of the Land Trust Alliance.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, made the announcement December 15, 2010.

Each land trust in this newly accredited group fills an important niche in their community and represent the diversity of the land trust community. The newly accredited land conservation groups range from a group working to conserve vast working ranchlands in the West, to a land trust that protects the bays, beaches and barrier islands of the Gulf Coast, to a group preserving unique desert landscapes.

The Alliance congratulates its members who have been awarded accreditation. “Just about every land trust that goes through accreditation tells us that the process isn’t easy.  But they agree that accreditation has made them stronger and more effective organizations,” said Rand Wentworth, president of the Land Trust Alliance.

Read the press release from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission >>

Learn more about the seven newly accredited land trusts >>

See a list of all 113 accredited land trusts that have been accredited since the fall of 2008 >>

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