Public Notice:  Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust is Applying for Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.  Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust 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.  Accreditation is a rigorous, external audit of practices, policies, and governance procedures that demonstrates to the public that Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust is capable of responsibly stewarding the entrusted working lands and natural places.  This process repeats every five years, ensuring that Lord Berkeley Conservation 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 Lord Berkeley Conservation 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 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 Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust’s application will be most useful by October 30, 2017.