MPF Applies for Land Trust Alliance Accreditation

Public Comment Period Open to July 17, 2020

The Land Trust Alliance land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation this spring. 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. “MPF’s sound operations have provided a solid framework for our critically important conservation work over our 54-year history,” said MPF Board President David Young. “By achieving national accreditation, MPF will signal to the land trust community throughout the country that its prairie protection work and operations comply with national quality standards.” 
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how MPF complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org before the public comment period closes on July 17, 2020. 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.