Accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance is a mark of distinction and recognition that a land trust meets high standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Every five years accredited land trusts are required to renew their accreditation. Winnakee Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for re-accreditation in early 2016. A public comment period is now open.
“Accreditation announces to the public that Winnakee Land Trust is operating at the highest standard in all its transactions. We’re looking forward to continuing our listing nationally among accredited land trusts,” says Gregg Swanzey, Executive Director.
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 Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Winnakee 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 http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices .
To comment online follow this link and fill in the online survey form: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/renewal/review-process-and-commission-decision/592
To learn more about the accreditation program, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
(fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Comments on Winnakee Land Trust’s application will be most useful by April 14, 2016.