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Our Accreditation Renewal is Underway and You Can Help

Author: Jefferson Land Trust | 01/22/20

Land Trust Accreditation SealNational accreditation is a mark of distinction, showing that a land trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Accreditation is a voluntary program administered by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.

Jefferson Land Trust first earned accreditation in 2009. We renewed our accreditation in 2015 and we are now applying for the second renewal of our accreditation. During this renewal, the Accreditation Commission will conduct an extensive review of our policies and programs.

How You Can Help

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Jefferson Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. Click here for the full list of standards.

Comments on Jefferson Land Trust’s application will be most useful by April 12, 2020.

To learn more about the accreditation program and submit a comment, visit Look for the green “Comment on a Land Trust” button in the right sidebar.

You can also:

  • Email your comment to,
  • Fax your comments to the commission at 518.587.3183, or
  • Mail your comment to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments; 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866