The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Avalonia Land Conservancy 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. “Avalonia’s renewal of LTA accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to perpetual land conservation and stewardship throughout southeastern Connecticut,” said Kimberly Bradley, Board President. “Accreditation ensures Avalonia operates according to the best practices within our financial management and governance, while maintaining sound land stewardship practices and our focus on our mission of natural habitat conservation.”
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Avalonia 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 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 Avalonia Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by January 1, 2022.