The Delaware River on a sunny summer day.

September 27, 2021

Conservancy Seeks Accreditation Renewal

Accredited Land TrustThe land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. The Conservancy was first accredited in 2011 and re-accredited in 2017. 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. Accreditation means that our standards for fiscal, fundraising, stewardship, easement acquisition, and overall non-profit management meet or exceed rigorous national requirements. The Conservancy provides expert professional guidance and operates with the highest professional standards in the land trust community.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Delaware Highlands Conservancy 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 the Conservancy’s application will be most useful by March 21, 2022.