Public Notice: Accreditation Renewal Application

Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Sacramento Valley Conservancy Applies for Renewal of Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Sacramento Valley Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation, which occurs every five years. SVC first received accreditation in 2009 and renewed in 2015.

“We want our supporters, landowners, and partners to have the assurance that the Sacramento Valley Conservancy is meeting or exceeding the Land Trust Alliance standards for excellence,” Kelly Hopkins, Executive Director.

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.

“Land trusts have a responsibility to donors, and to the community, to get it right. Accreditation is a great tool to strengthen land trusts and to grow the level of public trust in the permanence of land trust work,” Steve Small, attorney and author, Preserving Family Lands.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Sacramento Valley 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/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org. Email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed (518-587-3183), or mailed to:
Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Attn: Public Comments
36 Phila Street, Suite 2
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on the Sacramento Valley Conservancy’s application will be most useful by April 12.

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