Land trusts across the country permanently protect more than 40 million acres of farms, forests, parks and natural areas that are vital to healthy, vibrant communities. Accreditation advances excellence among land trusts, and provides the public, landowners, and donors with the confidence that these important conserved lands will be protected forever.
Voluntary accreditation provides independent verification that land trusts meet the high standards for land conservation, stewardship and nonprofit management under the nationally-recognized Land Trust Standards and Practices. Accredited land trusts now conserve more than 75% of all land under conservation easement or owned in fee by land trusts, ensuring the promise of perpetuity.
In 2009, Teton Regional Land Trust was the first accredited land trust in Idaho. Teton Regional Land Trust was reaccredited in 2014.