It’s Time to Renew our Accreditation…

…and we would like your help. Legacy Land Conservancy was the first land conservancy in Michigan and to keep us in compliance we could use your input. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. We are pleased to announce that this will be our third renewal. 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.

Executive Director Diana Kern has found the accreditation process very useful for Legacy.  “I am fairly new to land conservancies and am really happy to see that Legacy has been accredited for more than 10 years.  Going through the process helps us find any inconsistencies in our operations, and give us the tools to correct them.  There has been great discipline not only to do the right things, but also to do them in the right way.  It helps make us confident that we are, in fact, protecting land forever as we promise.”

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Legacy Land Conservancy 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 Legacy Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by December 28, 2019

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