The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Lakes Region Conservation 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. LRCT received accreditation from the Commission in August 2017, and we will register for renewal of accreditation later this year. We will then submit our pre-application for accreditation renewal in February 2022 and our final application in May 2022. LRCT has become a stronger organization for having gone through the rigorous accreditation program, and we look forward to the comprehensive review that will take place during the renewal process. The strength provided by the accreditation program helps us to ensure that special places will be protected forever, making the Lakes Region an even greater place for us and future generations.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Lakes Region Conservation 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 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 to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Comments on the Lakes Region Conservation Trust’s application will be most useful by July 1, 2022.