Chelan-Douglas Land Trust earns accreditation renewal

Submitted on Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:36

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Earns National Recognition
Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust has been awarded reaccreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) was initially accredited in 2013. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

“The Accreditation Commission has high standards, as it should, and the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is honored to have been accredited and now reaccredited,” said CDLT Executive Director Curt Soper.  “This seal of approval gives our staff, our board, our members, and our donors a strong sense of confidence in knowing that we operate in a responsible and ethical manner.”  

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. CDLT provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. The commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that CDLT has demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.
 
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is one of 1,363 land trusts across the United States, one of 400 that have earned accreditation according to the Land Trust Alliance’s most recent National Land Trust Census. A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits can be found at www.landtrustaccreditation.org

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is a local non-profit working to conserve our land, our water, and our way of life. The Land Trust has a 33-year record of working collaboratively with property owners and communities to identify and protect the region’s most important natural landscapes forever. For more information: www.cdlandtrust.org.