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Land Certification Recognizing landowners and managers

The companion to the Deer Steward courses, the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Land Certification Program (LCP) was developed to recognize the accomplishments of landowners and sportsmen implementing the four cornerstones of Quality Deer Management (QDM) throughout North America, as well as those committed to ethics, conservation and biodiversity through land stewardship. The LCP is a multi-level, voluntary process which will evaluate and certify one or more properties against an established list of QDM standards.

Download the LCP Overview Brochure to learn more about this exciting program!


There are three designations (levels) of the LCP:

NDA Membership

A great way to join or renew your membership with NDA, a one-year membership is included with the Pledged Lands designation and an amazing five-year membership is included with both Certified and Legacy Lands designations!

LCP Signs

Once a property meets the requirements of a given designation category, the applicant property will receive a certificate and one (1) property sign. Pledged Lands signs measure 12 x 12 inches and Certified and Legacy Lands signs measure 18 x 18 inches. Additional Certified and Legacy Lands signs may be purchased at a cost of $15 per sign, plus S/H; with a limit of five (5) extra property signs per applicant.

LCP Documents

Free to download and learn what the LCP is all about!

How Do I Contact an LCP Inspector?

Click HERE to find a list of approved LCP Inspectors. This list is continually growing as we hold more training sessions, so please check back often!

FAQ about the LCP

If you have any questions regarding the NDA Land Certification Program please contact:

Ben Westfall

Conservation Coordinator

Ben Westfall is NDA’s Conservation Coordinator and previously held positions as Deer Outreach Specialist and QDM Cooperative…

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