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The Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Piedmont Environmental Council is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

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The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. Independent accreditation provides assurance of quality and demonstrates PEC’s ability to protect the working farms, forests, and diverse natural, historic, and scenic resources of the Virginia Piedmont.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how The Piedmont Environmental Council complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust.

>> For the full list of standards, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.
>> To learn more about the accreditation program, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org.
>> Submit your comments on PEC’s renewal application at: www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about/291, or by emailing info@landtrustaccreditation.org, or by mail to: Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on The Piedmont Environmental Council’s application will be most useful by September 19.