Mission: To preserve lands that protect our waters, landscapes and natural habitats of northeast wisconsin. Northeast wisconsin is critical to the health of the largest freshwater estuaries in the world - home to lake michigan's most crucial remaining wetlands.
Programs: In 2017, the northeast wisconsin land trust made progress in protecting quality land and strengthening its organization. The land trust permanently protected 143 acres of pristine and rare alvar habitat that nearly doubles the size of adjoining red banks state natural area and opened shoreline access from another state wildlife area directly along green bay's west shore. In 2017, the land trust achieved national recognition as an "accredited land trust" - a mark of distinction in land conservation. Accreditation provides external independent validation that the land trust meets national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust and ensures that conservation efforts are permanent.
Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust became an accredited land trust in July 2017, a status that can be renewed every five years. Accreditation means Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate the commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. To learn more about land trust accreditation and the current accreditation status of Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, visit http//www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.