Southern Oregon Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition
Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence
One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1978, we have been doing just that for the people of the Rogue River region. We are proud to announce, that we have renewed our land trust accreditation – proving once again that, as part of a network of over 400 accredited land trusts across the nation, we are committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.
“Renewing our accreditation shows our ongoing commitment to permanent land conservation in Jackson and Josephine counties,” said Kevin Talbert, president of the SOLC board of directors. “We are a stronger organization than ever for having gone through the rigorous accreditation renewal process. Our strength means special places – such as the Rogue River Preserve – will be protected forever, making Southern Oregon an even greater place for us and our children.”
SOLC provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. Accredited land trusts now steward almost 20 million acres – the size of Denali, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined.
“It is exciting to recognize Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s continued commitment to national standards by renewing this national mark of distinction,” said Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. “Donors and partners can trust the more than 400 accredited land trusts across the country are united behind strong standards and have demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.”
We are grateful to everyone on our staff team, board of directors, committee members, volunteers and YOU our supporters for your dedication, hard work, and commitment to conservation excellence.
About the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in the conservation of open lands by recognizing organizations that meet rigorous quality standards and strive for continuous improvement. The Commission, established in 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts. For more, visit landtrustaccreditation.org.
About the Land Trust Alliance
Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than 200,000 volunteers and 4.6 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices.
The Alliance’s leadership serves the entire land trust community—their work in the nation’s capital represents the policy priorities of land conservationists from every state; LTA education programs improve and empower land trusts from Maine to Alaska; and the comprehensive vision for the future of land conservation includes new partners, new programs and new priorities. Connect online at landtrustalliance.org.