CTF Accredited by the Land Trust Alliance
On February 21, 2012 the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced that the Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc. was awarded accredited status.
“Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever,” said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn. “The accreditation seal lets the public know that the accredited land trust has undergone an extensive, external review of the governance and management of its organization and the systems and policies it uses to protect land.”
CTF is one of 158 land trusts from across the country that have been awarded accreditation since the fall of 2008. The seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. Land trusts throughout the country have worked with willing landowners to save over 47 million acres of land.
“Receiving the ‘seal of approval’ from the Land Trust Accreditation Program has been a tremendous boost to the Conservation Trust for Florida and assures us that CTF is growing in the right direction. It’s inspiring to know that our hard work has been recognized, and that we have a firm foundation for future growth,” said Busy Kislig-Shires Byerly Assistant Executive Director.
Thank you to CTF’s Board of Directors for their commitment to permanent land conservation.
Special thanks to CTF Staff Members Busy Kislig-Shires Byerly, Kristianna J. Lindgren, CTF Land Conservation Director, and former staff members Ellen Huntley Dube’, and Vicki Leslie Duncan for their help compiling all the information for the application.