Thumb Butte near Prescott, AZ
50 Mile Feast
W Diamond Ranch
Granite Mountain near Prescott, AZ
Payne-Granite Dells Conservation Easement
Ranching in the Future Workshop II
Sycamore Canyon/San Francisco Peaks
To preserve and protect open space, wildlife habitat, working agricultural lands and the scenic and cultural values of Central Arizona for future generations.
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Land Trust Alliance Cheers U.S. House Passage of America Gives More Act of 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives vote to pass the America Gives More Act of 2015 (H.R. 644). The bill, which contained a key incentive for land conservation, passed 279-137, reflecting 67% support. Find our more at the Alliance News page.
2014 PRESIDENT'S WINTER MESSAGE
We are all fortunate to live in the Central Mountains of Arizona, the zone sandwiched between the Mogollon Rim and the Basin and Range province of the upper Sonoran Desert. Topography is the seasoning of our vistas. Mountains and valleys in all directions give our internal gyroscopes balance and reward us a reflective backdrop for the dramatic sunrises and sunsets that we all enjoy. Continue...
The Central AZ Land Trust has recently elected four new board members to the organization. All are deeply qualified individuals to help guide and inform our decisions moving forward. They are John Farmer, a financial advisor with the Taylor and Padgett Financial Group; J.D Greenberg, a potent voice for open space and land protection in central Yavapai County; Ken Jordan, a long-time AZ rancher and liaison for FEMA and Hal Hayden, a partner at Trinity Capital Investment.
The Central Arizona Land Trust (CALT) has initiated the application process for accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission (LTAC). LTAC was incorporated in April 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance to operate a land trust accreditation program to build and recognize strong land trusts, foster public confidence in land conservation and help ensure the long-term protection of land.
Accreditation provides public recognition of land trusts that are engaged in the long-term protection of the land in the public interest. It increases public awareness of, and confidence in, land trusts and land conservation.
The public is increasingly demanding accountability from government and nonprofit organizations, including land trusts. Independent accreditation provides the assurance of quality and permanence of land conservation the public and donors look for, and publicly recognizes a land trust’s ability to protect important natural places and working lands forever.
Land trusts use the accreditation application process as a way to fine-tune their policies and streamline their operations. The Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission conducts an extensive review of the application and grants accreditation - and the right to use the accreditation seal - to land trusts that meet the practices.
The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction among the more than 1,700 land trusts across America. Being accredited helps a land trust to stand out, to say to landowners, funders and other supporters: “Invest in us. We have proven we are a strong, effective organization you can trust to conserve your land forever.”
Applying for accreditation affords land trusts the opportunity to review and implement policies and procedures that help streamline operations and lead to more effective land conservation. Renewing accreditation fosters continuous improvement and enables organizations to confirm they are consistently following national standards and meeting current requirements.
CALT began the accreditation process over 2 years ago by demonstrating that we met LTAC eligibility and registration requirements. The next step of the accreditation process is the pre-application and final application. Both applications require thorough internal reviews of CALT’s Standards and Practices, Policies, Bylaws and currently held Conservation Easements. CALT hopes to have the accreditation process completed by Fall 2015, and achieve accreditation by Winter 2015-16. If you want to learn more about the accreditation process, please visit the LTA Accreditation website at www.landtrustaccreditation.org.
CALT WELCOMES FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
CALT UNDERTAKES ACCREDITATION