Harding Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

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The Accreditation Commission recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. This voluntary decision to achieve accreditation illustrates the efforts of the Harding Land Trust to be recognized for its esteemed standards and practices.

In addition, applying for accreditation demonstrates the Harding Land Trust’s commitment to ensuring the preservation of farmland, woodlands, and areas that safeguard natural resources, and give Harding its rural character.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Harding 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 seen here.

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: Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments; (fax) (518) 587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments on Harding Land Trust’s application will be most useful by .