WPC is an Accredited Land Trust
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an accredited land trust. First accredited in February 2012, we recently renewed our land trust accreditation in August 2023 with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.
The commission administers the land trust accreditation, which is a rigorous verification process to ensure that conservation organizations, such as the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, adhere to strong ethical practices and standards, and have a firm commitment to conservation excellence.
Our accreditation demonstrates to our members, donors, partners, foundations, policymakers, and the communities in which we work, that they can invest in us and entrust one of their most important assets to our care. We are a strong, effective organization that takes the promise of conserving and stewarding land in perpetuity as a serious responsibility.
In our work, we demonstrate professionalism, have sound finances and meet the highest national standards in land conservation practices. The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction that stands for excellence, trust and permanence.
We are one of more than 450 accredited land trusts across the United States that steward more than 20 million acres. For more information about the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and what it means to be an accredited land trust, watch these videos and read more on the commission’s website.