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With free-flowing rivers, rugged mountain ranges, and rural towns surrounded by open ranges, dairy farms, redwood forests, wild salmon runs and cackling geese, the North Coast region is considered one of the last best places on the planet.

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NRLT Pursues National Accreditation

The Northcoast Regional Land Trust (NRLT) is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation, which would make the organization the first land trust on the North Coast to earn this distinction. Accreditation provides special recognition of land trusts that are engaged in the long-term protection of land in the public interest by holding accredited organizations accountable to certain standards of good practice.
 The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. “When your work involves protecting natural spaces and working lands forever, it is critical that your organization also be capable of lasting forever,” notes NRLT Board member Rees Hughes. “The accreditation process is one way of helping to ensure that NRLT is strong organizationally and solid financially”.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments regarding candidates for accreditation. Comments must relate to how NRLT 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/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit
http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/component/content/article/289.  Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn.: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3138; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.  Comments on the Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s application will be most useful if received by October 28.

Summer Paddle

Another beautiful event out on the land! On Saturday, August 18th, this natural history tour of the bottomlands and bay, led by NRLT naturalist and Humboats, Hawk Martin,  started at Freshwater Farms Reserve, meandered through Freshwater Slough, and finished at Woodley Island. Stay tuned for our future Canoe the Sloughs!


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