Cumberland Chebeague LAnd Trust


Public Notice & Comment | CCLT National Accreditation Renewal | 2017

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Public Notice & Comment

CCLT National Accreditation Renewal

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission recognizes land conservation organizations that voluntarily meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust is pleased to announce we are applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open and we invite you to participate.

CCLT was one of the first all-volunteer land trusts in the nation to receive the accreditation award in 2012. The accreditation period renews every 5 years and our renewal application is due June 6, 2017. The comment period closes July 21st.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. CCLT’s application submission is the culmination of an intensive effort to meet the highest standards and practices in the land trust community. We are proud to be leading the charge for smaller, volunteer-based land trusts.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust including: ethical conduct, compliance with laws, governance, financial responsibility, acquisition of land, and stewardship of lands. For the full list of standards see

How to Provide Comment:

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.

We appreciate your support!

Thank you very much, 

Penny Asherman

CCLT President and Accreditation Chair

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