Land Trust Accreditation Renewal
For over fifty years, Mohonk Preserve has been setting the standard for long-term land stewardship as New York’s largest member and visitor-supported nature preserve. As part of our commitment to excellence in land protection, the Preserve is a longtime member of the Land Trust Alliance, and adheres to LTA’s Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical best practices for securing lasting land conservation. In 2012, the Preserve took the next step in ensuring the promise of perpetual land protection by applying for accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of LTA.The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. In 2013, as we celebrated our 50th anniversary, the Preserve received our official accreditation.
Accreditation is not a one-time action, but a tool to foster continuous improvement requiring renewal on a five-year cycle. This year, the Preserve is applying for renewal of our accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in a process that focuses on our activities during our five-year accredited term. > As part of the rigorous renewal process, the Commission will review the Preserve’s application, policies and programs. The Commission also invites public input in the form of signed, written comments on the pending application. Comments must relate to how Mohonk Preserve complies with national quality standards that address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards, click here. To submit a comment, click here. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments at 518-587-3183 (fax) or 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments will be most useful if received by Apr. 15, 2018.
We look forward to working with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission to ensure that the Preserve is continuing to meet the highest standards of land conservation, stewardship and nonprofit management, and fulfilling our promise of saving the land for life.
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