Central Valley Farmland Trust given accredited status

The Central Valley Farmland Trust has been awarded accredited status by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

The commission presented the award to a group of 38 land trusts throughout the United States. The Central Valley Farmland Trust is one of only three California land trusts that received the award, and is the only accredited land trust in the Central Valley.

The trust was founded in 2004, and works in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties. To date the land trust has worked with 19 conservation-minded landowners to protect nearly 11,000 acres of farm in the region.

The Central Valley Farmland Trust is a private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to work with landowners and conservation partners to preserve agricultural lands in the San Joaquin Valley.