The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Northwest Arkansas Land Trust 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. The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is the first Accredited Land Trust in the state and in the region.
Accreditation is a mark of distinction earned by meeting national standards set by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission for excellence, including sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance and lasting stewardship.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Northwest Arkansas 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-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 Northwest Arkansas Land Trust’s application will be most useful by December 30th, 2019.