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Looking for a way to start a conversation at your land trust about applying for accreditation? Then check out our new video featuring accredited land trusts discussing the benefits of accreditation. The video features several land trusts that have successfully navigated the accreditation process and have emerged stronger and more effective as a result. We hope that land trusts across the nation will show the video at their board and staff meetings to start the conversation about accreditation.

Once you've watched the video, read our Getting Started fact sheet to help guide your land trust's journey to accreditation and view the recorded Introduction to Accreditation webinar designed to familiarize your staff and/or board members with the accreditation process.

The Importance of Accreditation: A Discussion with Volunteer-Led Land Trusts

New to our suite of tools for land trusts considering accreditation: a PowerPoint presentation “The Importance of Accreditation” and companion script . This downloadable presentation is intended for use by board members of volunteer-led land trusts to generate interest in and support of pursuing accreditation (or renewal) while recognizing the unique challenges that volunteer-led land trusts face. Much of the content is based on conversations with several volunteer-led land trusts that have successfully completed the process.


Applicant Handbook: Road Map to the Accreditation Process

If your organization is preparing for accreditation and looking for a road map, start with the Applicant Handbook! The Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the accreditation process with information on eligibility and readiness, tips for getting started, how to complete the application, and more!