Pines and prairies land trust to renew accreditation in 2019

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Pines and Prairies Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of 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 original application process in 2013 that Pines and Prairies Land Trust embarked on, spurred the organization into a maturation, with tools necessary to last in perpetuity as well as creating a more transparent and responsible organization. Renewal will allow PPLT to advance even further.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Pines and Prairies Land 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 Pines and Prairies Land Trust’s application will be most useful by April 1st.

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Preserves for People


Pines and Prairies Land Trust is protecting special pieces of land so that all people may hike, observe wildlife, and enjoy the plants, animals, beautiful views, natural waters, and historic legacies of our communities.

If you own a special property that you would like to see preserved, please ask about our conservation easement and land donation programs. Learn about how it can benefit you, your family and community. Conservation easements are voluntary agreements between a land owner and land conservation organization like PPLT. The two work together to limit certain types of development so that the property stays protected...forever. All the while, the landowner continues to own and live on the property, practicing farming, ranching or wildlife management.  Land donated is protected and managed by PPLT and is shared with the public for day use or special events, research or other programs.

Land and conservation easements can be donated or purchased. We work with federal, state and local groups to achieve the maximum benefit from conservation programs in our region.