Public Input on Accreditation: The Frontera Land Alliance (Frontera) is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Its land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that demonstrate compliance with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices. The Standards and Practices are the ethical and technical guidelines established in 1989 by the LTA for the responsible operation of a land trust.
Accreditation is a mark of distinction in land conservation. To date, only 342 of the nearly 1,700 land trusts in the U.S. have been accredited. The accreditation seal provides the public with an assurance that the accredited organization has the ways and means to protect important natural places and working lands forever.
Achieving accreditation will show El Pasoans that Frontera has a solid foundation and delivers a professional program. Going through the process will give landowners additional confidence to work with us in permanently conserving their land, water and wildlife. And what is more, an accredited status will assure our donors that their support is well-placed. Accreditation conveys to landowners and supporters this message: “Invest in us. We are a strong, effective organization you can trust to conserve your land forever.” The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction. The public demands accountability from government and nonprofit organizations, including land trusts. Independent accreditation provides the assurance of quality and the permanence of land conservation that the public and donors look for, and publicly recognizes a land trust’s ability to protect important natural places and working lands forever.
We Need Your Help to Achieve Caster Range National Monument Status
We need people to help input data, walk blocks, staff our booth at events, speak to local organizations, attend Poppies Fest, and gather signatures of support letters at events. If you can help, please contact Frontera’s Janae’ Reneaud Field at Janae@fronteralandalliance.org, 915-351-8352.
Cultivate Forum: Thursday, April 21st. If you want to learn more go to the El Paso Community Foundation website and click on the “Cultivate” image to see the list of speakers. Frontera’s own Mike Gaglio will be presenting!
What you can do!
Write a letter and send to Frontera Land Alliance (each letter counts, literally!)