Champlain Area Trails has some exciting news! Our application to have an extensive review of our policies and programs by the Land Trust Alliance’s (LTA) Accreditation Commission has been approved. This is a great opportunity to guarantee that our policies comply with LTA standards and ensure we operate in a consistent and effective manner to save land and make trails.
Becoming an “accredited land trust” assures the public and our donors that we are an efficient, reliable organization and it inspires greater confidence from landowners who work with us to conserve their land and develop trails on their properties. The “accreditation seal” is a mark of distinction that proclaims that we follow the highest standards and practices as we protect land and provide outdoor recreation in the public interest.
Land Trust Alliance Welcomes Public Input
The Commission welcomes public input and asks you to submit written comments relating to how CATS complies with the national quality standards. You can find these standards, which address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust, on the Land Trust Alliance’s website. To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, click here or email your comments to the Land Trust Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also fax or mail your comments to: The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attention: Public Comments: (fax 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Please send comments by November 18, 2014.