LTV became accredited by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission in 2008. At that time LTV was among the first 54 land trusts nationwide to earn accreditation. This is an approval that only 357 of the roughly 1,700 land trusts in the country have earned since the LTA established its accreditation program in 2007. Accreditation means that we operate with standards and practices that are among the best in the industry, including the maintenance of a robust stewardship fund and stewardship program that enable us to maintain and defend our easements – so you can rest assured that the natural and cultural resources entrusted to LTV will be protected in perpetuity. Read more about why accreditation matters here.