ORLT Pursues Land Trust Accreditation
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Ozark Regional Land Trust (“ORLT”) 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.
Land trust accreditation is a mark of distinction that will demonstrate ORLT’s commitment to the highest standards of organizational management and land conservation. ORLT is the oldest and largest land trust serving the Ozarks bioregion, having assisted landowners to permanently protect nearly 30,000 acres of land and counting since the organization was founded in 1984. ORLT will be the first accredited regional land trust in Missouri.” For more information on ORLT, see their website, www.orlt.org.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Ozark 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 www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices. As an overview, here is link to the 12 guiding principles of Land Trust Standards and Practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, OR email your comment to email@example.com. 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 ORLT’s application must be received before May 22, 2018.