DANBURY, Conn. – (September 8, 2015) – The Land Trust of Danbury is proud to announce that it has applied 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 conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. So far only 317 land trusts have earned this national mark of distinction.
“This is a very exciting time for the Land Trust of Danbury,” said Land Trust President Michael Marcus. “Going through the accreditation process has strengthened our Land Trust and affirmed all the hard work we have done over the years protecting land in Danbury and serving the residents of the Danbury area,” he said.
The Commission is an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.
A public comment period is now open. The Commission accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Land Trust of Danbury complies with national quality standards which address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org . You may e-mail your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Trust Danbury application should be received by the Commission before October 27, 2015.
About the Land Trust of Danbury
The Land Trust of Danbury is a private, nonprofit corporation formed in 1971 for the sole purpose of protecting open space including woodlands, fields, ponds, vernal pools and other wetlands for scenic views, walking or running, nature education and inspiration, and wildlife habitats. The land trust advises individuals, families and business landowners of alternative land preservation methods, including possible tax benefits.
About the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, based in Saratoga Springs, New York, inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in the conservation of open lands by recognizing 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.