Public Comments Needed for 2018 GVLT Accreditation Renewal

We take the word ‘trust’ in our name very seriously. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Gallatin Valley 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. Land Trust Accreditation assures your community land trust has a strong foundation and is sustainable. The Accreditation process is extensive and rigorous, and is designed to assure accountability through a thorough third-party review.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s application will be most useful by September 15, 2018.