“The seal of accreditation is a way to prove to their communities that land trusts are worthy of the significant public and private investment in land conservation,” noted Land Trust Alliance President Rand Wentworth. “Accreditation renewal is an affirmation that these organizations have made an ongoing commitment to excellence.”
The Southeast Alaska Land Trust is proud to be recognized as one of four Alaska-based land trusts operating in the state of Alaska with Accreditation status. We received this distinction in 2014 and in 2020 achieved Accreditation renewal. Accreditation certifies that our practices meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust, and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. Accreditation helps the Southeast Alaska Land Trust to achieve its mission of collaborating with communities, individuals, and organizations throughout Southeast Alaska to help ensure that highly valued habitat, recreation, open space, and cultural and historic areas continue to thrive for the well-being of each generation.