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March 04, 2014

EIOLT Works To Complete Accreditation Renewal

~~The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.  Edisto Island Open 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.  EIOLT was one of the first land trusts in the state to complete and receive accreditation.  The process was and continues to be an excellent tool to help ensure our organizational health and administrative organization.   

The commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications.  Comments must relate to how Edisto Island Open 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 Edisto Island Open Land Trust’s application will be most useful by May 31, 2014.

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