Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEAL Trust) is pleased to announce that we are applying for accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Program of the Land Trust Alliance. The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land trusts that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural, agricultural, recreational or cultural lands and resources forever. Becoming an accredited land trust will be an important accomplishment for SEAL Trust. This process involves a thorough assessment of the organization’s policies and practices and will result in more efficient and effective operations. Accreditation recognizes that SEAL Trust is governed by strong ethical practices and is committed to sound stewardship and transaction principles and will help strengthen the national land trust network. SEAL Trust will submit its final application by April 18, 2013.
Public Comment Period Open
The Commission invites public input and accepts e-mailed or signed, written comments on pending applications. SEAL Trust invites you to participate in the accreditation process by submitting a comment to the Commission relating to your experiences working with us on land conservation projects, visiting our properties or participating in SEAL Trust activities. Comments must relate to how Southeast Alaska Land Trust complies with national quality standards for land trusts. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices.
How to Comment
Please note that comments must be submitted to the Land Trust Commission and should not be sent directly to SEAL Trust. The comments are due to the Commission by June 2, 2013. To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org. Email your comment to email@example.com.
Comments may also be faxed or mailed to:
Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Attn: Public Comments
112 Spring Street, Suite 204
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866