Mountain Area Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Sunflower with Land Trust Accreditation seal.

Mountain Area Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) announced it has renewed its land trust accreditation – proving once again that, as part of a network of over 450 accredited land trusts across the nation, it is committed to conservation excellence.

“Renewing our accreditation shows Mountain Area Land Trust’s ongoing commitment to permanent land conservation throughout our six county service area along Colorado’s Front Range,” said Lynn Caligiuri, MALT Executive Director. “We are a stronger organization than ever for having gone through the rigorous accreditation renewal process. Our strength means exceptional places like Mount Tom, Beaver Brook Watershed and Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area will be protected forever. MALT provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence in MALT.”

Accredited land trusts now steward over 20 million acres with MALT conserving over 26,500-acres across Jefferson, Clear Creek, Park, Boulder, Gilpin and Teller counties. In total, MALT’s service area spans 3-million acres.

“We are proud to recognize MALT’s continued commitment to conservation excellence,” said Melissa Kalvestrand, Executive Director of the Commission. “The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction that stands for excellence, trust and permanence. Accredited land trusts inspire confidence and respect among their peers and in their communities.”

MALT is one of 1,281 land trusts across the United States according to the Land Trust Alliance’s most recent National Land Trust Census. A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits can be found at