_The Bayfield Regional Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation, a professional rating that recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.
As part of the process, a public comment period is now open. Please help us by letting the Accreditation Commission know what you think of our work.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. Executive Director, Ellen Kwiatkowski, says “Being accredited will indicate that the Conservancy not only applies a high level of rigor to its land transactions and permanence of its easements, but also that its overall nonprofit management practices are very sound.”
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Bayfield Regional Conservancy complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org/getting-accredited/indicator-practices.