‘Accreditation recognizes organizations for meeting national standards for excellence, upholding the public trust and ensuring that conservation efforts are permanent.’accreditation logo

In October 2012, CFT became one of only six Land Trusts in Connecticut, and one of 181 nationwide, to earn the coveted seal from the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission. This independent certification of our standards and practices is perpetual insurance; we are doing things right so we can do them forever.

Protecting working land for the future was a lofty goal – becoming Accredited placed us in a new class and serves as proof that we have the integrity to see that goal through. To learn more about Accreditation, please visit the Land Trust Accreditation Commission website.


Statewide Farmland Stakeholder / Public Notice


May 15, 2017 -CFT is now one of 15 Land Trusts in Connecticut who hold the title of an Accredited Land Trust. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Connecticut Farmland Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Connecticut Farmland Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Connecticut Farmland Trust’s application will be most useful by July 14th 2017.