July 28, 2020

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Accreditation Renewal with Land Trust Alliance

For over three decades, Western Rivers Conservancy has been working to protect the great rivers of the West by acquiring outstanding riverlands and placing them in the hands of long-term conservation stewards. WRC has established the highest standards and practices in the industry and serves as a model for land trusts across the West.

The Land Trust Alliance has established the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, which accredits those organizations that meet its national standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. In February 2016, WRC became a LTA accredited organization in order to support LTA’s work to enhance the quality and permanence of conservation land acquisition and LTA’s efforts to guide land trusts large and small in the business of conservation. This year we are applying to renew our LTA accreditation for another 5-year term.

As a long-established practice, WRC monitors its projects to ensure our river conservation work is effective, meaningful and long lasting. A public comment period is now open, and we invite you to comment on how well we are implementing the standards used by the commission so that your knowledge of WRC’s work informs our application for renewal. ( The full list of indicator standards can be found here)

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.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 should be received by October 15, 2020.

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