The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Lowcountry 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. Lowcountry Land Trust was first accredited in 2012 and is undergoing the renewal process currently. Accreditation is a rigorous, external audit of practices, policies, and governance procedures that demonstrates to the public that Lowcountry Land Trust is capable of responsibly stewarding the entrusted working lands and natural places. This process repeats every five years, ensuring that Lowcountry Land Trust will remain a responsible steward of the land.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Lowcountry 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 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) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Comments on Lowcountry Land Trust’s application will be most useful by Friday, July 21, 2017.