Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Accreditation Renewal Application

Public Notice and Comment Period

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is pleased to announce it is applying to renew its accreditation. HHLT first achieved land trust accreditation in 2015.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. Maintaining accreditation status is important to assure that the organization’s operating methods are sound and it is operating in a manner consistent with the best organizations of its kind.

The Commission invites public input as part of the renewal process and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. The public comment period is now open. Comments must relate to how HHLT complies with the national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see https://www.landtrustalliance.org/topics/land-trust-standards-and-practices.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on HHLT’s application will be most useful if submitted by June 20, 2020.

For more about Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, visit www.hhltmaine.org.