Northcoast Regional Land Trust Seeks Public Comment for Accreditation Renewal

In 2013, the Northcoast Regional Land Trust (NRLT) was fully accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.  Now, five years later, NRLT is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation renewal.  A public comment period is now open for any feedback from our landowner and funding partners, NRLT supporters and other members of the public.
 
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.  The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.  “We know from going through the Accreditation process five years ago,” commented NRLT Board member Rees Hughes, “that it strengthened our policies and internal processes and made us more competitive in our efforts to attract high quality projects and secure easement funding.”
 
Executive Director, Dan Ehresman observed, “Because the Northcoast Regional Land Trust is committed to existing in perpetuity, it is critical that we maintain the strongest of foundations. Accreditation ensures that we adhere to the highest of standards towards the permanent protection of the land and natural resources that we all depend on.” 
 
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Northcoast Regional 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-pract....


 
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 Northcoast Regional Land Trust’s application will be most useful by April 30, 2018.