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Newly Accredited Land Conservation Groups Announced

August 5, 2009 | Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to the nineteen 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 78.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, made the announcement August 5.

Photo by Maureen SantinaThe group of newly accredited land trusts includes small land trusts working in New England, regional land trusts protecting vast open spaces in the West, and land trusts protecting the watersheds of the Southeast.

“As a small land trust, the accreditation process helped us to reconfirm and build on our most important priorities and at the same time reinforce with supporters our strong commitment to the long-term protection of our community,” explains Jim Engel, executive director of the Tinicum Conservancy.

These land trusts are part of a group of 78 land trusts across the country that have been awarded accreditation since the fall of 2008.

The Alliance congratulates its members who have been awarded accreditation. “We are thrilled that they are more effective at saving land because they’ve gone through this process for improvement,” said Rand Wentworth, president of the Land Trust Alliance.

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

Learn more about the 19 newly accredited land trusts >>

See a list of all 78 accredited land trusts that have been accredited since the fall of 2008 >>

Photo by Maureen Santina

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