The Oblong Land Conservancy Seeks Accreditation

The Land Trust Accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Oblong Land Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for 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 Oblong Land Conservancy believes that accreditation will strengthen its ability to fulfill its mission through engagement with the community, maintain the natural resources of the Harlem Valley, to include wildlife habitats, water quality, agricultural lands and scenic vistas.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Oblong Land Conservancy complies with national quality standards.

These standards address the ethical and technical operations 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 faxes 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 Oblong Land Conservancy’s application will be most useful by May 24th 2015