National Accreditation Renewal

                               Photo by Rocki deLlamas


Cayucos Land Conservancy has been granted a renewal of its accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. 

Voluntary accreditation provides independent verification that the Cayucos Land Conservancy  meets the high standards for land conservation, stewardship and nonprofit management.

National accreditation demonstrates that a land trust has successfully implemented Land Trust Standards and Practices. Accredited land trusts range from all-volunteer organizations to national groups and protect more than 79% of all land and easements held by land trusts in America. Accreditation is a voluntary program administered by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

The Accreditation Seal affirms national quality standards are met:

  • Sound finances
  • Strong transactions
  • Excellent Land and Easement Stewardship
  • Effective Governance

Accreditation is not a one-time action; it fosters continuous improvement as CLC applies for renewal every five years.

Accreditation is a huge investment of our organization's time and effort, but it is an investment that pays back on many levels.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications.  Comments must relate to how the Cayucos Land Conservancy (CLC) complies with national quality standards.  These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust.  To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit or email your comment to  Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

For more information on CLC's renewal of accreditation, please contact the CLC Board at