Stakeholder Notification


Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice


Dear Friend of Whatcom Land Trust,


The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Whatcom Land Trust is pleased to announce we are applying for renewal of our initial accreditation received August 16, 2012. 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. I am writing to you, as someone knowledgeable about our organization, to offer an opportunity for you to submit comments that would be relevant to our renewal.   This is an important process for us, as the accreditation seal is a mark of distinction identifying that we meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust, and ensure that our conservation efforts in Whatcom County are permanent.


The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Whatcom 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 Whatcom Land Trust’s application will be most useful by July 20, 2017.



Richard J. Bowers, Executive Director