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Land trust seeks public comment in reaccreditation

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is seeking renewal for its accreditation as a land trust, and a public comment period is now open as part of the process. 

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. It also invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Southern Appalachian Highlands 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 submit a comment, visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fax to 518.587.3183 or mail to Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments will be most useful when received by Sept. 18. 

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