Public Comments Needed for GVLT Accreditation Renewal

November 20, 2023

Confidence, trust, inspiration…these are the benefits of working with an accredited land trust. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet the highest national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) initially earned accreditation when the program began in 2008 and has successfully maintained this status through the renewal process, which takes place every five years. We are pleased to announce we are again 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 is a strong, effective organization that you can trust to conserve your land and your community’s landscapes forever. 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 GVLT complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. See the full list of standards.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to Comments may also be mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on GVLT’s application will be most useful by March 3, 2024.