Accreditation

Pee Dee Land Trust is an Accredited Land Trust!

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The Pee Dee Land Trust (PDLT) became an Accredited Land Trust after a vigorous review of policies, properties, and procedures by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2012. For our land trust, accreditation means that our standards, practices and policies have met strict professional requirements and that we are committed to excellence. For the community, accreditation means that PDLT adheres to nationally recognized policies and can offer you confidence that we are focused on land conservation that is not only ethical but strategic.

The symbol of accreditation is a voluntary mark that says we have submitted ourselves to rigorous external review by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission and can be held accountable in the eyes of the community. Most important of all, accreditation ensures that the properties we are protecting will be conserved and managed in perpetuity. It offers our landowners the confidence of knowing that they are working with an organization that can stand up to scrutiny in the event that our conservation projects face any challenges. Working with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission not only strengthens Pee Dee Land Trust and its work but also provides an added sense of transparency for what we do and how we do it.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission was created in April 2006 separate from the Land Trust Alliance as a voluntary accreditation program for land trusts. Their goal is to build and recognize strong land trust, foster public confidence in land conservation and help ensure the long-term protection of land. The Land Trust Alliance is a network organization that provides support for land trusts across the nation. Its mission is “To save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.”

We hope that our accreditation will give you peace of mind when looking for a local nonprofit for charitable giving or a land trust to potentially protect your property.