The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Housatonic Valley Association is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of its accreditation, initially awarded in 2014. 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. As a regional leader and the sponsor of northwest Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative, the Housatonic Valley Association is proud to continue its participation in this program signifying excellence in conservation work and organizational sustainability.
“Accreditation made us a stronger organization, and helps us to work with accredited and preparing Greenprint partner organizations in implementing Land Trust Standards and Practices,” say Connie Manes, Greenprint Manager and consultant to land trusts through the Land Trust Alliance Circuit Rider program.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Housatonic Valley Association 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-elements
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Comments may also be faxed or mailed to:
Land Trust Accreditation Commission Attn: Public Comments
36 Philadelphia Street, suite 2
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Comments on the Housatonic Valley Association’s application will be most useful by April 21, 2019.