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February 28, 2018 - San Marcos, TX

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NPAT Earns National Recognition

”Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence”, The Land Trust Accreditation Commission

“At a time of political change, one thing is clear and consistent: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1986 Native Prairies Association of Texas has been doing just that for the people of Texas. NPAT proudly announces it has achieved national recognition – joining a network of 398 accredited land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work,” The Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

The Land Trust Alliance:
Founded in 1982, The Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.
It is based in Washington, D.C. and operates several regional offices; their leadership serves the entire land trust community.
Their work represents the policy priorities of land conservationists from every state.
Their education programs are excellent; they improve and empower land trusts from Maine to Alaska. 
The LTA has comprehensive vision for the future of land conservation including new partners, new programs and new priorities. Read more: The Land Trust Alliance

Accreditation Application Process via The Land Trust Accreditation Commission:
Native Prairies Association of Texas provided extensive documentation and underwent a comprehensive review by The Land Trust Accreditation Commission as part of its accreditation application. “We are a stronger organization for having gone through the rigorous application process.  Our strength ensures all the NPAT projects will be protected forever, special places such as Paul Mathews Prairie, Daphne Prairie, the Clymer Meadows Prairies, Maddin Prairie Preserve, making Texas an even greater place for us and our children,” NPAT. 

The Accreditation Seal of The Land Trust Alliance:
Being awarded the accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation, sought after by many and cherished by those who have achieved the distinction. It is awarded only to land trusts who have validated they meet the highest national standards for excellence and conservation permanence.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission is an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts. Read
It inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in the conservation of open lands by recognizing organizations that meet rigorous quality standards and strive for continuous improvement.
NPAT’s accreditation, announced February 28, 2018, signifies the Land Trust Accreditation Commission’s confidence that NPAT’s lands will be protected forever. It certifies NPAT follows “national quality standards that promote excellent stewardship, sound finances and effective governance!”
NPAT’s response, “Accreditation demonstrates Native Prairies Association of Texas’s commitment to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. We are saving a Lone Star legacy.”

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