WILD RIVERS LAND TRUST Seeks National Seal of Approval
July 23, 2018
Port Orford, Oregon
Ann Schmierer, Executive Director of the Wild Rivers Land Trust, announced today that the local land conservation organization is applying for accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
“Voluntary, independent accreditation will give the Wild Rivers Land Trust greater credibility and respect with landowners, donors, public policy makers and other stakeholders,” said Ann Schmierer. “I believe it will enhance our efforts to protect open spaces, wildlife habitat, rivers, productive lands and the traditional landscapes of the Southern Oregon coastal region.”
Accreditation is a mark of distinction in land conservation. To date about 400 of the nearly 1,700 land trusts in the U.S. have been accredited. The accreditation seal provides the public with an assurance that the accredited organization has the ways and means to protect important natural places and working lands forever.
The rigorous accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that demonstrate compliance with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices. The Standards and Practices are the ethical and technical guidelines established in 1989 by the LTA for the responsible operation of a land trust.
As an important part of the process, the Accreditation Commission invites public input on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Wild Rivers Land Trust complies with the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices. The easiest way to comment on Wild Rivers Land Trust is to visit the Commission web site, http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org and click on “Comment on a Land Trust” link located on the home page. You can email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be submitted to: Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila St., Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or faxed to 518-587-3183. Comments on the application will be most useful if they are received by October 26, 2018. For more information on the Wild Rivers Land Trust, call Ann Schmierer at 541-366-2130. ###