Public comment invited on land trust re-accreditation

Aug 29, 2019

Rockland — Land trusts that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever are recognized with accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Georges River Land Trust is applying for renewal of 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 rigorous accreditation and renewal process ensures the land trust has satisfied a specific set of criteria as a land conservation organization.

The commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applicants. Comments must relate to how Georges River Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards, see landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit landtrustaccreditation.org, or email comments 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 St., Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Georges River Land Trust’s application will be most useful by Nov. 5.

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