Public Notice: Application for Land Trust Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Shirley Heinze Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of 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. Shirley Heinze Land Trust seeks to renew its accreditation for the assurance that the organization’s policies and practices for protection and stewardship of natural land are sound and that they uphold the public trust.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Shirley Heinze Land 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

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to 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 Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s application will be most useful by October 2, 2021.