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Steep Rock Applies for Land Trust Accreditation


Notice of Steep Rock Association’s Application for Land Trust Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Steep Rock Association, Inc. is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. 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. Steep Rock’s Executive Director Lori Paradis Brant said “Through the priorities of our Strategic Plan 2020, we are working toward achieving excellence as a land trust.  LTA accreditation is one of the main goals in our Plan.  It is an important component as we enhance our role as a leader in our community, collaborate with key partners, and continue to protect the significant landscapes around the Town of Washington and the Shepaug River Valley.”

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Steep Rock Association 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) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Steep Rock Association’s application will be most useful by May 31, 2016.

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