Public Notice: Accreditation

Public Notice

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Western New York Land Conservancy 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. “Accredited organizations like ours are nationally recognized for meeting the highest standards in land conservation,” Nancy Smith, Executive Director, said. “Accreditation demonstrates to our members that we are an organization worthy of their support, and it is a mark of distinction that we work very hard to achieve.”

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Land Conservancy 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 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.

Comments on The Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by July 25.