Land Trust Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Western Reserve Land Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for 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. The Land Conservancy is committed to the land trust accreditation program as an avenue to strengthen its operations in order to lead to more effective land transactions, resulting in the permanent protection of some of our region’s most vital natural assets.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Western Reserve 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 mailed to Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. They may also be faxed to 518-587-3183. Comments on Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by October 28, 2018.

 

Natural Areas Land Conservancy is an Ohio nonprofit corporation that was formed for the sole purpose of supporting Western Reserve Land Conservancy in the advancement of its charitable mission and purpose. As a “supporting organization” to the Land Conservancy under the Internal Revenue Code, Natural Areas Land Conservancy is also seeking accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Therefore, the Commission invites public input and accepts signed written comments relating to how Natural Areas Land Conservancy complies with national quality standards. Comments must relate to how Natural Areas Land Conservancy complies with national quality standards.

To submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be mailed to Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. They may also be faxed to 518-587-3183. Comments on  Natural Areas Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by October 28, 2018.