The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. North Olympic Land Trust is pleased to announce it 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.
“Accreditation is vital to North Olympic Land Trust. We are a small nonprofit, based in a rural area doing legal land conservation agreements that last forever. The verification of accreditation gives everyone involved the assurance that North Olympic Land Trust is doing this work on behalf of the community using the most current and best possible practices,” said Tom Sanford, North Olympic Land Trust executive director.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how North Olympic 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 www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 North Olympic Land Trust’s application will be most useful by Thursday, November 10.