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LTV is applying for renewal of its Accreditation
LTV is applying for reaccreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Land Trust of Virginia complies with national quality standards. Comments on LTV’s application will be most useful by January 4, 2013.The Land Trust of Virginia, headquartered in Middleburg, Virginia and established in 1991, is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.
The Land Trust Alliance is a national organization that promotes voluntary private land conservation to benefit communities and natural systems. It is a national convener, strategist and representative of more than 1600 land trusts across America.
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands in perpetuity. The Commission conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.
The Land Trust of Virginia was one of the first land trusts in the country to become accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2009, and is one of the first land trusts seeking renewal of its accreditation status. As an accredited land trust, the Land Trust of Virginia board of directors has developed and adopted high quality standards, including the Land Trust Alliance’s Land Trust Standards and Practices.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Land Trust of Virginia complies with national quality standards.
These standards address the ethical and technical operations of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit
www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.Comments on the Land Trust of Virginia’s application will be most useful by January 3, 2014.