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Notice of The Salem Land Trust’s Renewal of Accreditation

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

The Salem Land Trust has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit since 2000, and was the first land trust in the State of CT to achieve accredited status, in 2009. It was only the second all-volunteer land trust, nation-wide, to do so.

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 Salem Land Trust highly values its accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission as it assures landowners, towns, conservation partners and granting foundations that it abides by the highest standards of good governance.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how The Salem 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 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 Salem Land Trust’s application will be most useful by April 5, 2020.