The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield applies for National Recognition

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield, Inc. is delighted to announce that it is applying for accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

The accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working land forever.  The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.  So far only 317 land trusts across the country have earned this national mark of distinction.

“This is a major step for the Land Conservancy of Ridgefield” said Joan Corley, Vice President and leader of the accreditation effort.  “Going through the accreditation process will strengthen our organization and will affirm all the hard work we have done over the years growing and protecting land conservation in Ridgefield.”

A public comment period is now open.  The Commission accepts signed, written comments on pending applications.  Comments must relate to how the Land Conservancy of Ridgefield complies with national standards which address ethical and technical operation of a land trust.  For the full list of standards please see .  You may e-mail your comments to .  Comments may also be faxed, or mailed, to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: Fax: 528-587-3183; Mail: 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on the Land Conservancy of Ridgefield should be received by the Commission by May 29, 2016.


About the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission located in Saratoga Springs, New York, inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in conservation of open lands by recognizing local land trust organizations that meet rigorous quality standards and that strive for continuous improvement.  The Commission is governed by a volunteer board of land conservation and nonprofit management experts from across the country.


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