Beaufort County Open Land Trust is proud to announce that it has been awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Accreditation is a mark of distinction, recognizing land trusts that meet the national quality standards established by the land conservation community. Land trusts applying for accreditation submit extensive documentation and make a significant commitment of time and money to participate. In a rigorous review process, the Commission examines each application, interviews the land trust and evaluates multiple sources of information, including comments from the public. Accreditation recognizes a land trust’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. To ensure that accredited land trusts continue to meet national standards, accreditation is renewed every five years. Accredited land trusts are making sure that the places we love today will be loved by generations to come.