FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2017
Contacts: Curt Soper, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Executive Director, (509) 667-9708, [email protected]
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust applying for renewal of accreditation
WENATCHEE — The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of 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.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust 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 [email protected] . Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Comments on Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s application will be most useful by December 30, 2017.
CDLT was accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2013. Accreditation recognizes an organization's commitment to excellence and continual learning and improvement. As an accredited land trust, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is expected to comply with all of the accreditation indicator practices and to maintain documentation of compliance throughout its accreditation term, to conduct periodic assessments against the full set of Land Trust Standards and Practices. Accreditation is a voluntary program administered by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is a local non-profit working to conserve our land, our water, and our way of life. The Land Trust has a 32-year record of working collaboratively with property owners and communities to identify and protect the region’s most important natural landscapes forever. For more information: www.cdlandtrust.org.