GBF is applying to renew its Land Trust Accreditation and we need your help!

What is a Land Trust?
A land trust is a conservation group that protects land for its natural, recreational, productive, scenic, historical, or open space value. The trusts conserve land by acquiring real estate and partnering with landowners to establish conservation easements on private lands.

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. There are 398 accredited land trusts in the U.S. and currently, Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) is one of 13 accredited land trusts in Texas.

GBF was first accredited in 2013 and we are pleased to announce that after five accredited years, we are 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 GBF complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards, click here.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to

Comments on Galveston Bay Foundation’s application will be most useful by March 31st.

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