Natural Lands renews accreditation
Natural Lands is delighted to announce it has renewed its land trust accreditation—demonstrating its commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.
Said Oliver Bass, Natural Lands’ president, “We are a stronger organization than ever for having gone through the rigorous accreditation renewal process.”
Natural Lands provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that land under Natural Lands’ oversight will be protected forever.
“It is exciting to recognize Natural Lands’ continued commitment to national standards by renewing this national mark of distinction,” said Melissa Kalvestrand, executive director of the Commission. “Natural Lands and its affiliate, Montgomery County Lands Trust, have made an extraordinary commitment to excellence, trust, and permanence in land conservation. The Commission especially recognizes the organization for its Stoneleigh Ambassador volunteer program.”
Donors and partners can trust the more than 400 accredited land trusts across the country are united behind strong standards and have demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.”
Natural Lands is one of 1,363 land trusts across the United States according to the Land Trust Alliance’s most recent National Land Trust Census. A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits can be found at www.landtrustaccreditation.org.