ALT Seeks National Reaccreditation: Public Comment Period Open

Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) is pleased to announce it is applying for national reaccreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.  A public comment period is now open. 


The land trust accreditation program recognizes conservation land trusts that meet national quality standards for conserving important natural places forever. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission (LTAC), an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.


The last time ALT went through national accreditation was in 2016.  To stay accredited, reaccreditation is required every five years.  There are approximately 450 land trusts currently accredited across the United States.


“We are happy our board has decided that reapplying for national accreditation was an organizational priority,” says Chris Beichner, ALT’s President & CEO.  “Going through the rigorous accreditation process is valuable to ensuring our organization is living up to the highest standards of excellence while instilling confidence and trust with our members, donors, partners and landowners.”


ALT and LTAC invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Allegheny Land Trust complies with the national Standards and Practices.  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 mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Public input related to Allegheny Land Trust’s application will be accepted until August 10, 2021.