SKLT is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Accreditation is the highest mark of distinction a land trust can achieve and with it comes the commitment to excellence. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. The public comment period is now open. If you have an opinion on how SKLT does our job, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission would like to hear from you. Comments must relate to how SKLT 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/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices. The Commission conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. SKLT first adopted LTA’s Standards and Practices in 1999 and has continuously strived to improve its procedures while working to protect South Kingstown’s most important natural places. To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 SKLT’s application will be most useful by May 24.