National recognition for Granby Land Trust’s commitment to conservation excellence

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The Granby Land Trust (GLT) announces that it has been awarded renewed accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance, proving that it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.

The GLT provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that Granby Land Trust’s lands will be protected forever.

The GLT currently owns 1,860 acres of land and holds conservation easements on an additional 796 acres, protecting a total of 2,656 acres from development.

“It is exciting to recognize Granby Land Trust’s continued commitment to national standards by renewing this national mark of distinction,” said Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the 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.”

The Granby Land Trust was one of Connecticut’s first land trusts to receive national accreditation in 2014.