The Wilderness Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means The Wilderness Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Wilderness Land Trust has 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 their 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. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.
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The Wilderness Land Trust is a key organization in fulfilling the vision held by the many individuals who conceived and brought about the Wilderness Act that defines wilderness as "...an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man..." Private lands within wilderness can often become developed in ways that undermine and degrade the surrounding established wilderness. An excellent example of such a disaster can be found in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of Southern Oregon where a developer using a private parcel for gold mining scheme - see http://www.oregonwild.org/about/press-room/press-clips/developer-lays-claim-to-more-than-gold-in-oregon-wilderness. The Wilderness Land Trust expertise and non-adversarial approach can do much to prevent the above type of tragedies for American Wilderness. The Wilderness Land trust has protected over 30,000 acres in the western United States, acquiring and transferring these lands to the federal government as part of existing wilderness. Recent transfers include parcels in the Mt Shasta, Trinity Alps, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel wildernesses. I urge folks to support the Wilderness Land Trust so they can continue protecting a uniquely American treasure.