Loon Echo Land Trust Seeks Accreditation – Public Comment Period Open

September 6, 2016 BRIDGTON, ME – The non-profit conservation organization Loon Echo Land Trust based in Bridgton, ME is seeking accreditation through the Land Trust Alliance Commission.  The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.  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 Board of Directors voted to seek accreditation and the staff and board have been working towards this goal for a couple of years,” said Thom Perkins, Loon Echo’s Executive Director.  “We feel it is adds to the long term credibility of our community’s organization.”

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Loon Echo 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 info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Loon Echo’s application will be most useful by November 10, 2016.