The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Monmouth Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce it is applying for re-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 program.
According to the Land Trust Alliance, a land trust, such as the Monmouth Conservation Foundation is “a private, nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, or by its stewardship of such land or easements.”
As Sierra Club founder John Muir stated, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to the body and soul.” Monmouth Conservation Foundation embodies Muir’s vision and legacy.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Monmouth Conservation Foundation 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/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org or email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 the Monmouth Conservation Foundation’s application will be most useful if received by February 15, 2019.