In 2012 D&R Greenway was among the first 10% of land trusts in the nation to receive accreditation. D&R Greenway was awarded renewed accreditation status in 2017.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission ensures compliance with national quality standards, providing continued assurance to donors and landowners of D&R Greenway’s commitment to steward their land and easements in perpetuity.
“Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. 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.”
Land Trust Accreditation Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn
As of February 2018, there are 398 accredited land trusts in 46 U.S. states and territories. Accredited land trusts have made significant achievements.
Accredited land trusts protect more land than our National Park system.
Accredited land trusts steward almost 80% of conservation lands and easements held by all land trusts.
Accredited land trusts protected five times more land from 2010 to 2015 than land trusts that were not accredited.
Accreditation has increased the public’s trust in land conservation, resulting in federal, state and local conservation funding measures.