A small group of engaged community members who recognized the unique character of Mendocino started the Mendocino Land Trust as a kitchen-table organization back in the mid-1970s. From the initial preservation of Heider Field, the Land Trust has now grown into a professional, nationally accredited organization. With your help, we have worked with hundreds of landowners and partners to protect more than 12,000 acres across Mendocino County, and to build 16 coastal trails for all to enjoy.
In February, 2017, Mendocino Land Trust attained accreditation status by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The accreditation seal indicates to the public that MLT meets national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust, and ensures that conservation efforts are permanent. This seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation, with only one in four of the 1,700 land trusts across the nation meeting national accreditation standards.
As we move ahead to increase our capacity and craft a current Strategic Plan, we look forward to building upon the passion of our founding members, volunteers, funders and partners. All of you have devoted time, energy and enthusiasm to develop the Mendocino Land Trust as Mendocino’s premier community land conservation organization, and we will be in touch to seek your input as we move forward. Thank you!
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