“We applaud both these organizations on these significant accomplishments,” said Jonathan Jarosz, Executive Director of Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy, a statewide organization that strengthens the collective efforts of organizations dedicated to the conservation of Michigan’s environmentally and economically significant lands. “Accreditation means that these groups meet national standards of excellence and uphold the public trust with the organizational strength and ability needed to ensure the permanence of the important lands they work to protect.”
To aide in their quest for accreditation, both the Michigan Nature Association and Chikaming Open Lands leveraged the Advancing Conservancy Excellence (ACE) program, a partnership between Heart of the Lakes and the Land Trust Alliance to provide Michigan conservancies with the training, knowledge, and capacity required to be well-positioned for accreditation and sustainable for future generations. The program is supported by the The Carls Foundation, the Frey Foundation, the C.S. Foundation, the Wege Foundation and the Barbara A. and Fred M. Erb Family Foundation.
Michigan’s Accredited Land Conservancies
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