Notice of Accreditation Renewal

Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust is pleased to announce that it is applying for its second renewal of accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and that a public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs to bestow or renew accreditation. Achieving and maintaining accreditation requires adherence to the highest standards of operations and helps ensure that the land trust can carry out its mission to protect the forests, farms, rural heritage, and waters of the Cacapon & Lost Rivers watershed in perpetuity.

As a part of its evaluation process, the Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending accreditation applications. Comments must relate to how Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust complies with national quality standards for 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 or 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 Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust’s application will be most useful by January 14, 2023.