Preparing for Renewal!

Executive Director, Linda Garrett and Accreditation Committee Chair and Treasurer, Bob Keller submit the accreditation application to Jennifer Brady-Connor, Program Manager for the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

In 2015, we will be submitting our application for renewal of accreditation.  Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust was first awarded National Accreditation in February of 2011. This special status was awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance (an umbrella group that provides technical assistant to land trusts). As of February 25, 2015, there are 301 accredited land trusts in 45 U.S. states and territories (out of 1700).

We have always worked hard to ensure we operate with nonprofit excellence.  Accreditation lets the public know that we’ve undergone an extensive, external review of the governance and management of our organization and how land is protected.

“Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever,” explained Tammara Van Ryn, Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, Executive Director.

Operating with nonprofit excellence is increasingly important as we continue to increase our pace and amount of conservation work – efficiently and resourcefully working with local landowners to protect their land is more important now than ever.

I’m thrilled they recognized what I already knew. It’s so important to save the land we have; once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Our community would never be the same. With this recent accreditation, I’m hoping that more landowners will be motivated to protect their land with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. It sounds like accreditation is a testament that Tug Hill Tomorrow is a strong, professional, organization – ready to work with people who love the land”.
-Martha Deming, landowner and local artist