Southern Conservation Trust has embarked in its third decade of providing land protection, natural resource conservation, environmental education and passive recreation to South Metro Atlanta. Recognizing the value of continuing to enlist the tools and resources needed to impact our community, Southern Conservation Trust is seeking to attain national accreditation through Land Trust Alliance.
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Southern Conservation 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. “Achieving accreditation is another step in ensuring that Southern Conservation Trust provides our community with well-conceived programs that add value to our community and meet or exceed best practices by professional environmental standards,” said SCT Board Chair Tami Morris.
“Building community support is vital to our mission and achieving accreditation allows everyone to be confident that the Trust is committed to ensuring our quality of life keeps nature nearby for future generations,” said Pam Young, Executive Director.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Southern Conservation 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 Land Trust Standards and Practices .
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit
Land Trust Accreditation then choose Comment on a first-time applicant. Pick Southern Conservation Trust in the applicant dropdown box. You may also email your comment to email@example.com . 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. The deadline to submit comments for consideration on Southern Conservation Trust’s application is June 1, 2014.