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ASA is Applying for Accreditation Renewl
July 17, 2023
ASA is Applying for Accreditation Renewl

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. ASA is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

An independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. “Accreditation is more than compliance and paperwork,” explains Renee Bouplon, ASA Executive Director. “It is ASA’s commitment to the communities we serve that we will be here for the long haul. We adhere to best practices and commit to long-term stewardship of the conservation easements and community lands we hold for the benefit of the public.”

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how ASA complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust.

Currently, 467 land trusts are accredited and there are more than 1,280 land trusts
in the nation. For the full list of standards visit: https://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/storage/downloads/RequirementsManual.pdf

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment
visit https://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/renewal/review-process-and-commission-decision/291  or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org.

Comments may also be mailed to:
Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Attn: Public Comments
36 Phila Street, Suite 2
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Comments on ASA’s application will be most useful by August 20, 2023.

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