Renewal of Accredited Status

Piedmont Land Conservancy Seeks Renewal of Accredited Status

In 2010, Piedmont Land Conservancy became one of the first land trusts in North Carolina to become an accredited land trust. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Piedmont Land Conservancy is now applying for its second renewal of accreditation, a process that takes place every five years.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. As part of the renewal process, the public is invited to comment directly to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission about Piedmont Land Conservancy.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Piedmont Land Conservancy complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards click here.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.


Comments on Piedmont Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by March 20, 2021.