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Land Trust Accreditation Stakeholder Notification & Public Notice

Land Trust Accreditation Stakeholder Notification & Public Notice
Lyle Cherry Orchard, by Cate Hotchkiss
January 18, 2024
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Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Friends of the Columbia Gorge 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.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Friends of the Columbia Gorge 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 mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Friends of the Columbia Gorge’s application will be most useful by March 22, 2024.