Greenprint Member Norfolk Land Trust Receives Land Trust Accreditation
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Land Trust Accreditation is a mark of distinction, recognizing those groups in the United States that exemplify the highest standards of our conservation nonprofit sector. Norfolk Land Trust in Norfolk Connecticut applied for first-time accreditation in the first round of 2013, and learned today that they have been accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
They join an elite group of 254 organizations that have been accredited nationwide since the Commission was established in 2006 as an independant program of the Land Trust Alliance. In Connecticut there are more than 130 land trusts and just seven of these have gone through the accreditation process to achieve this recognition.
Norfolk Land Trust joins Kent Land Trust and Connecticut Farmland Trust as members of the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative that are also accredited organizations. Sharon Land Trust and the Housatonic Valley Association are also under review in the second round of 2013 and expect to learn the results of their applications for accreditation later this summer.