Eastern Sierra Land Trust - Accreditation
The Accreditation Seal
In January, 2011, Eastern Sierra Land Trust attained accreditation status by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The accreditation seal indicates to the public that ESLT meets national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust, and ensures that conservation efforts are permanent. This seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation, with only 254 out of 1,700 land trusts meeting national accreditation standards.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., awards the accreditation seal to community institutions that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance established in 2006, is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts from around the country. The Alliance, of which Eastern Sierra Land Trust is a member, is a national conservation group based in Washington, D.C. that works to save the places people love by strengthening conservation throughout America. More information on the accreditation program is available on the Commission’s website, www.landtrustaccreditation.org. More information on the Alliance is available at www.landtrustalliance.org.