Land Trust Alliance Accreditation
In July 2013 the Forest Society was awarded accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The Commission, established in 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, DC, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs to determine if the applicant meets the national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust and ensures that conservation efforts are permanent.
The Forest Society worked diligently to fine-tune policies and practices which resulted in the right to display the accreditation seal. The seal, a mark of distinction, reflects the land trust community's investment in excellence.
In 2019, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission renewed the Forest Society’s status as an accredited land trust.
"Accreditation is a high honor for any land trust," said Jane Difley, president/forester, "and as one of the country's oldest land trusts, we are proud to be among those that meet the standards of permanence and excellence accreditation requires."
For a brochure on the program, click here