The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT) is pleased to announce that it is applying for renewal of its national accreditation with The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The Commission recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national best-practice standards in protecting important natural landscapes and working lands. To learn more about the accreditation program, please visit http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org.
During the accreditation renewal process, the Commission conducts an extensive review of OWLT’s policies and programs as they relate to the ethical and technical operation of the land trust. As OWLT prepared for accreditation renewal, staff, board and committee members reviewed current policies and practices with the goal of enhancing operations, thereby leading to more effective land conservation in our community.
The renewal of our independent accreditation is in further fulfillment of our promise to protect the natural resources of Ozaukee and Washington Counties in perpetuity. Through accreditation, OWLT demonstrates to our donors, members and the public that we are a trusted and professional conservation partner and take seriously our promise of permanent protection of our most cherished natural resources.
The public comment period for OWLT’s accreditation renewal is now open. The Commission invites and encourages public input on pending applications, and accepts signed, written comments. All public comments must relate to how OWLT complies with the national accreditation standards. For the full list of these standards please visit http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.
To submit written comments at the website, visit http://landtrustaccreditation.org, scroll down to the middle of the webpage and click on the green box labeled “Comment on a Land Trust” and follow the instructions. In addition, you may email your comments to , fax comments to (518)587-3183 Attn: Public Comments, or mail comments to:
Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Attn: Public Comments
36 Phila Street, Suite 2
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Comments on OWLT’s application for accreditation renewal will be most useful if received by the Commission on or before April 28, 2018.