East Cooper Land Trust Applies to Land Trust Accreditation Commission

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. East Cooper Land Trust 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.  “Our organization plays a strong role in the protection of valuable natural assets in our community, using national standards and practices will ensure we are even more efficient in permanently protecting land with environmental, historical or cultural value.” The East Cooper Land Trust staff and board have put in a great deal of time and effort toward this goal and we will be a stronger organization for going through the process.” Catherine Main, Executive Director.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how East Cooper Land Trust 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 and to submit a comment, visit or email your comment to info(at) 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 onEast Cooper Land Trust’s application will be most useful by November 10, 2016.