Accreditation 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. The California Farmland Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of our 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 helps ensure that the California Farmland Trust operates with current best practices and is well-positioned to steward the easements it holds in perpetuity.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the California Farmland 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 California Farmland Trust’s application will be most useful by December 15, 2018.