Lake Champlain Land Trust Earns National Recognition

The Lake Champlain Land Trust has achieved renewed accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent commission of land conservation experts.LTAC_seal_green--web

In 2007 the Lake Champlain Land Trust was nationally recognized as the first land trust in Vermont and one of the first seventeen nationwide, to be officially accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

“This designation assures all of our supporters and local landowners, who generously protect their land for the benefit of all of us, that the Lake Champlain Land Trust is meeting or exceeding national conservation standards for excellence,” said Chris Boget, Executive Director.

“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.” – Tammara Van Ryn, Commission Executive Director

The Lake Champlain Land Trust was awarded renewal in August and is now one of only 280 land trusts from across the country that are now accredited. Accreditation renewal must be completed every five years and provides the public with an assurance that the Lake Champlain Land Trust continues to meet exceedingly high standards for quality.

“We are proud to have been one of the first land trusts in the country to achieve accreditation and we strive to maintain that excellence in our work every day.” -Chris Boget, Executive Director