The accreditation seal was awarded to East Haddam Land Trust, Inc. for meeting the highest national standards for excellence and conservation permanence.
As of November 2019, East Haddam Land Trust is one of 30 land trusts in Connecticut and one of 400+ in the United States to earn accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This distinction assures donors and partners that East Haddam Land Trust follows strong standards, has sound finances, conducts itself ethically, governs responsibly, and provides lasting stewardship to its preserves. The Land Trust provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving accreditation.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in land conservation by recognizing organizations meet rigorous quality standards and strive for continuous improvement. The Commission, established in 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts.
The Land Trust Alliance, founded in 1982 and based in Washington, D.C., is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than 200,000 volunteers and 4.6 million members nationwide. The Alliance serves the entire land trust community in every state by representing policy priorities of land conservationists and providing educational programs.