Conservation Trust for North Carolina is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of its accreditation status. 

The Land Trust Alliance accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. CTNC became accredited in 2009 and successfully renewed its status in 2014.  We are now seeking renewal for a second time.

The Accreditation Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications.  Comments must relate to how Conservation Trust for North Carolina complies with national quality standards & practices.  These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust.  They are based on the following indicators:

About Land Trust Accreditation

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 status is important to CTNC, as it strengthens our organization and fosters public trust in our work.

  • Responsible governance of the organization;
  • Protection of the public interest with sound and sustainable land transactions and stewardship;
  • Ethical operations;
  • Accountability to donors and the public; and,
  • Compliance with all laws, such as IRS Code §170(h) and §501(c)3.

Review the full list of standards.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.orgor email your comment.  Comments may also be mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on CTNC’s application will be most useful by February 24, 2020.