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A Mark of Distinction 

What does it mean to be an accredited land trust?

Protecting land in perpetuity means every land trust must be strong, responsible, and ready to face the future. Accreditation shows that Driftless Area Land Conservancy is verified to be operating at the highest possible conservation standards.



To become accredited, DALC underwent a rigorous review process by the Land Trust Accreditation Board, the national accrediting body for land trusts. We provided extensive documentation to demonstrate our fiscal accountability, strong organizational leadership, sound transactions, and lasting stewardship of the lands we conserve.


We received national accreditation for the first time in 2017, and renewed it in 2023. There are over 450 accredited land trusts across the country, and we are proud to be a part of this community.


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DALC goes through the renewal process every five years to ensure that we continue to follow best practices for land trusts. A huge thanks to you, our Driftless community, for supporting all the work it took to get here! We are so happy to keep partnering with you to protect the places we love.

Learn more from the Land Trust Alliance:

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