Stakeholder Notification of Public Comment Period

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. Island Heritage Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for 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 Accreditation process has provided valuable impetus to IHT to examine its practices and procedures to ensure that it is living up to the highest national standards established by the Land Trust Alliance, and to help make sure we are able to serve the community effectively through our mission. The revised and updated policies we have adopted as a result will serve the organization well into the foreseeable future.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Island Heritage Trust 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 Island Heritage Trust’s application will be most useful by July 9th.

With gratitude,



Julia Zell, Executive Director


Island Heritage Trust is a member-supported, community-based non-profit dedicated to contributing to the well-being of the Island community by conserving its distinctive landscapes and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline, and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.