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Land Trust Standards and Practices

Applicant Handbook: Companion to the Application for Land Trust Accreditation

2016
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Accreditation Commission
A guide to help land trusts organizations through the accreditation process.
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Assessing Your Organization

2008
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
This publication is designed to complement the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices. General information on Land Trust Standards and Practices and on Land Trust Alliance publications and training programs related to the standards and practices can be found at www. landtrustalliance.org. The two-volume Land Trust Standards and Practices Guidebook contains more detailed information about each practice and how land trusts can meet them. Alliance member land trusts and partners can find this informa- tion, sample documents and more online at The Learning Center (http://learningcenter.lta.org).
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Benefits of Accreditation

2007
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Fact sheet illustrating the benefits of accreditation.
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Conservation Capacity and Enforcement Capability

Authors: Sylvia Bates
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
How well are you meeting your commitment to protect in perpetuity the conservation values of your fee lands and easement holdings? Is your stewardship fund adequate? What should you be doing regarding enforcement funds? Download LTA’s newest report.
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Conservation Curriculum

Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
The 15 courses that make up the Standards and Practices Curriculum are written by top conservation experts. In addition, each course goes through a rigorous review and pilot process to ensure land trusts have an authoritative resource on private land conservation.
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Find an Accredited Land Trust

2009
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Online search mechanism for accredited land trusts
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Good Governance Practices for 501c3 Organizations

Organizations/Sources: Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service suggests that organizations review and consider the following to help ensure that directors understand their roles and responsibilities and actively promote good governance practices.
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Land Trust Accreditation

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze and Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission offers outside verification that a land trust conforms with a key set of practices within Land Trust Standards and Practices. Accreditation is voluntary. A land trust should weigh the advantages of rigorous, external review against the opportunity costs of obtaining and maintaining accredited status.
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Land Trust Accreditation Application Toolkit

2009
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Accreditation Commission
A collection of materials and resources that are needed to apply for accreditation.
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Land Trust Accreditation Guidance Documents

Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Accreditation Commission
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission occasionally publishes Guidance Documents to help applicants interpret specific indicator practices drawn from Land Trust Standards and Practices. These documents may be amended from time to time. Guidance Documents are intended as just that – guidance for applicants. They complement information provided by the Land Trust Alliance on how to implement the practices that can be found at http://learningcenter.lta.org.
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Land Trust Boards Preparign for Perpetuity

Authors: Marc Smiley
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
This student guide is part of the Land Trust Alliance's Standards & Practices Curriculum and is designed to provided guidance and tools to implement practices 2B, 3B, 3C and 3F.
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Land Trust Standards and Practices

2017
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
Land Trust Standards and Practices are the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust. First published in 1989, they were updated in 1993, 2001, 2004, and 2017. They are a collective product of the land trust community; more than 1,600 comments were received from conservationists during preparation of the 2017 edition.
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Land Trust Standards and Practices: Guidelines for the Responsible Operation of a Land Trust

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze and Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
The Land Trust Standards and Practices are widely accepted ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust.
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PALTA Comment on Land Trust Standards and Practices, 9/13/2016

2016
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
The board of directors of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, acting on the unanimous recommendation of PALTA’s 29-member policy advisory committee, directly addressed the following question in an open communication to the land trust community dated September 13, 2016: How does a board's exercise of judgment intersect with the Standards?
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Should Your Land Trust Apply for Accreditation?

2007
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
Early lessons from the pilot program
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Top 5 Tips for Preparing Your Application

2007
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Lessons learned from 2007 pilot program
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