Accreditation & Associations

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Accreditation & Associations 2017-12-18T14:51:28+00:00

Our Partnerships Make Us Stronger Together

We do not stand alone.

Save Mount Diablo has many partnerships, associations, allies, and friends.

We are but one thread in the total fabric of the community.

The other threads in the community fabric include housing, education, healthcare, jobs, transportation, childcare, social justice, and economic vitality. The quality of life in our community depends upon the quality of each of the threads in our community fabric‚Äďthey all must be strong and appropriately linked with the other threads of the fabric.

To this end, Save Mount Diablo engages in a variety of community dialogues, issues, and coalitions.

Save Mount Diablo is a member of a number of land conservation organizations. We proactively participate, as individuals and as an organization, in a variety of community groups and projects. We develop relationships with elected officials, business and corporate leaders, labor unions, community leaders, and organizations, as well as a wide cross-section of local residents.

Below is a partial list of some of Save Mount Diablo’s friends, allies, and partnerships.

Accreditations

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

In 2016 Save Mount Diablo announced it has achieved national accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission ‚Äď a mark of honor in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that Save Mount Diablo lands will be protected forever.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission 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. The Commission, established in 2006 as an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, is governed by a volunteer board of diverse land conservation and nonprofit management experts.

Associations

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance unites and champions organizations in local communities from all over the United States working to save natural areas. Because of our innovative work: More landowners choose to protect their land. Conservation leaders are more effective at saving land. Strong nonprofits and legal systems are maintained to protect land in perpetuity. The public commitment to conservation is deepened.

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

California Council of Land Trusts

The California Council of Land Trust’s (CCLT) mission is to build a statewide land trust community equal to the challenge and privilege of conserving our extraordinary land and water resources for all Californians. CCLT servs as a unified voice for more than 150 land trusts working in local communities throughout California.

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Bay Area Open Space Council

The Bay Area Open Space Council is a network of 65 nonprofits and public agencies that serve tens of millions of people each year; maintain thousands of miles of trails; produce delicious food; and steward over 1 million acres of publicly accessible parks.

Local Organizations

Locally, Save Mount Diablo belongs to a number of environmental and community organizations and collaborates with dozens of other local, regional and state wide organizations. SMD is currently a member of or working with the following: