Heritage Conservancy is seeking reaccreditation

As part of our commitment to this community, Heritage Conservancy is seeking reaccreditation.

The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Heritage Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of 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 programs.

Out of approximately 1700 land trusts nationwide, Heritage Conservancy is one of only 201(about 12%) that have received accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This prestigious designation means that we have achieved national standards for excellence, trust and permanence.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Heritage 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

To learn more about the accreditation program, visit Comments may be submitted via the following methods:

  • Email:,
  • Fax: 518-587-3183 (Attn: Public Comments), or
  • Mail: Land Trust Accreditation Commission
    Attn: Public Comments
    36 Phila Street, Suite 2
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Comments on Heritage Conservancy’s application will be most useful if submitted by September 15, 2018.