Land Trust Accreditation


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The Conservation Foundation is very pleased to announce that we are renewing our accreditation through the Land Trust Alliance, which recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.


Professional accreditation is a mark of distinction, showing that a land conservation organization meets high standards for land conservation work. While accreditation is voluntary, we feel that it is a catalyst for improvement, which results in faster, better, stronger conservation; it strengthens both individual organizations and America’s land conservation movement.


As part of our accreditation renewal, a public comment period is now open, and we want to provide you with the opportunity and instructions for submitting a comment, if you desire.


The Conservation Foundation was first accredited in 2018. 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 Conservation Foundation has always upheld high standards of ethics in implementing our mission and in our governance and operations. By renewing our accreditation, we join land conservation organizations around the country that are united by strong ethical practices and a commitment to sound transactions and the stewardship of land and conservation easements.


The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how The Conservation Foundation complies with national quality standards. These standards address both ethical and technical operations. View the full list of standards here.


To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit or email your comment to [email protected]. 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 The Conservation Foundation’s application will be most useful by December 15, 2023.


Thank you so much for your loyal support! This will only make us stronger.


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