SWMLC is pleased to announce that it is applying for renewal of accreditation.
Public Input is Invited!
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.
In 2010, SWMLC received the National Land Trust Excellence Award from the Land Trust Alliance. The award was given for leadership in conservation for our collaborative approach and breadth of work in stewardship and conservation planning.
In 2012, SWMLC achieved land trust accreditation, a milestone accomplishment. Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, accredited land trusts meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust, and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent.
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the SWMLC 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.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.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 Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by January 14, 2023.