There was a time in America when the natural world seemed limitless.

With time came enormous change.

Today, the preservation of natural land depends on us.



Stakeholder Notification


The Land Trust Accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Tampa Bay Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for 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 Tampa Bay Conservancy recognizes the importance of maintaining national standards of excellence in its policies and programs to ensure its conservation lands are permanently protected and the organization is viable and accountable.


The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Tampa Bay Conservancy complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see


To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.


Comments on Tampa Bay Conservancy’s application will be most useful by November 11, 2016.




The Tampa Bay Conservancy, a land conservation organization, works to protect the region’s natural, agricultural and scenic heritage.

Our activities focus on Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Manatee Counties with the potential to explore protection initiatives beyond these boundaries.

You can support the Conservancy's work by making a donation, sponsoring an event, and by letting us know of potential conservation projects in your neighborhood. Please take a few minutes to learn more about us through this web site. We look forward to hearing from you.