Georges River Land Trust applies for accreditation

Mar 18, 2014
Kate Barnes Conservation Easement on Appleton Ridge.

Thomaston — The Georges River Land Trust announces it is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Land trusts who meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places forever are recognized with accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. As part of the application process the public is invited to comment on the Georges River Land Trust’s performance in meeting national quality standards.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. By achieving accreditation the Georges River Land Trust will assure the public that it is maintaining the highest standards and that its practices and procedures conform to “best practices.”

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applicants. Comments must relate to how the Georges River Land Trust complies with national quality standards, which can be viewed on the Accreditation website. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicatior-practices.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit landtrustaccreditation.org, or email comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518 587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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