Land Trust Accreditation
- "An independent, voluntary program of the Land Trust Alliance, applicants for land trust accreditation must demonstrate compliance with a set of accreditation indicator practices selected from Land Trust Standards and Practices. These practices are designated by the Land Trust Alliance and indicate a land trust’s ability to operate in an ethical, legal and technically sound manner and ensure the long-term protection of land in the public interest.
Indicator practices are chosen based on the following criteria: responsible governance of the organization, protection of the public interest with sound and sustainable land transactions and stewardship, ethical operations, accountability to donors and the public, compliance with all laws, such as IRC §170(h) and §501(c)(3)." [http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org]