Flanders Distinguishes Itself By Becoming An Accredited Land Trust

The accreditation seal is awarded to land trusts meeting the highest national standards for excellence and conservation permanence by The Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

It sends a message to landowners and supporters: “Invest in us. We are a strong, effective organization you can trust to conserve your land trust forever.”


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Flanders joins just 350 other accredited land trusts in the country that demonstrate their commitment to professional excellence through accreditation, helping to maintain the public’s trust in their work. Each accredited land trusts meets extensive documentation requirements and undergoes a comprehensive review as part of its accreditation application.

Anne Westerman, President of the Board of Flanders commented that, “Flanders’ accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation. Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through the rigorous accreditation program, and this strength will help make Woodbury and Connecticut a better place for us and our children. Accreditation is a vital milestone in achieving and delivering Flanders’ mission to acquire, preserve, and manage land; and use the land to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature, art, and the environment..We are very proud of the achievement.”