The Land Trust Alliance’s accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards. We are applying for accreditation renewal, and a public comment period is now open.

What is accreditation?

The Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that represents more than 950 member land trusts and their 6+ million supporters nationwide. Their accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands.

We were originally accredited with Land Trust Alliance in 2012, and our accreditation was renewed in 2017. We are applying for renewal this year and a public comment period is now open.

Public comment

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 Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications.

Comments must relate to how the Vermont Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. The full list of standards can be found here.

What you can do

To learn more about the program and to submit a comment, visit the Alliance website, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org.

Comments may also be faxed or mailed to: Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on our application will be most useful to the Commission if received by January 15, 2023.