Blue Hill Heritage Trust Seeks Renewal of National Accreditation

Blue Hill Heritage Trust Seeks Renewal of National Accreditation

Blue Hill Heritage Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission (LTAC), which recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards in performing their conservation work. Blue Hill Heritage Trust received accreditation in 2013 and is due for renewal. As with first-time accreditation, the renewal process involves an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs by LTAC.

As part of the renewal of accreditation status, LTAC invites public input and accepts signed, written comments about the work of applicant organizations. Comments must relate to how Blue Hill Heritage Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. A full list of the standards is available online at www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be sent to LTAC, Attn: Public Comments, by fax (518-587-3183), email (info@landtrustaccreditation.org) or mail (36 Phila St, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866). Comments on BHHT’s application will be most useful by December 31, 2017.

“Re-accreditation gives our organization the opportunity to examine our policies and procedures, in light of the latest advances in our field, and keep ourselves at the forefront of conservation best practices,” said BHHT Executive Director Hans Carlson. “It is a very important part of keeping the organization in top shape to carry out our work.”

Blue Hill Heritage Trust is a community-based, not-for-profit land conservation organization founded in 1985 by Blue Hill Peninsula citizens. Its mission is to conserve in perpetuity land and water resources that support the long-term health and well-being of the natural and human communities on the Blue Hill Peninsula. The Trust has conserved more than 9,000 acres of land for future generations. For more information, contact Chrissy at 374-5118 or visit www.bluehillheritagetrust.org.