Kiawah Conservancy Earns National Recognition

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February 22, 2017

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

We are please to announce the Kiawah Conservancy has achieved the national recognition of Land Trust Accreditation – joining a network of only 372 land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work.

“Accreditation demonstrates the Kiawah Conservancy’s commitment to permanent land conservation” said Kevin Cox, Chairman of the Kiawah Conservancy’s Board of Trustees “We are a stronger organization for having gone through the rigorous accreditation program. The lands we preserve will be protected forever, ensuring the natural habitats, wildlife, and beauty of these special places remain for the enjoyment of generations to come.”

As part of the accreditation application, the Kiawah Conservancy had to provide extensive documentation and undergo a comprehensive review by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.  Receiving accreditation signifies the Commission's confidence that the Kiawah Conservancy’s lands will be protected forever.

“It is exciting to recognize the Kiawah Conservancy with this distinction,” said Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the Commission. “Accredited land trusts are united behind strong ethical standards ensuring the places people love will be conserved forever. Accreditation recognizes that the Kiawah Conservancy has demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship."

To read our full press release, go to Accreditation Press Release.

A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits are detailed at