The LandTrust is pleased to announce it is applying for National Accreditation!

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.  The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, Inc. is pleased to announce it is applying for 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.  Achieving accreditation is a significant milestone.

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina has been serving the lower Yadkin – Pee Dee region since 1995 conserving land and historic landmarks in a ten-county region.

The leadership of the LandTrust for Central North Carolina – a broad cross section of citizens from its ten-county region in the Yadkin-Pee Dee watershed – have come together to offer reasonable, attractive options to landowners who want to save their lands for future generations to enjoy. Its mission is to work thoughtfully and selectively with property owners to preserve the lands, vistas and the essential nature of its region. Accreditation marks a significant achievement, establishing a level of standards and professionalism to ensure the sustainability of its work.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, Inc. complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.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 The LandTrust for Central North Carolina’s application will be most useful by October 25, 2013.