Land Trust Accreditation Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, First Day Hikes. Hikes of 2019

Snow-covered thistles enliven a winter landscape. Photo by T. Knaack.

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance 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. “The rigorous accreditation and renewal process ensures we’ve satisfied a specific set of criteria as a land conservation organization,” said IATA Executive Director Mike Wollmer. “As an accredited organization, the Alliance continues to demonstrate credibility with its current and future donors, partners, and supporters.”

These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards go here.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Ice Age Trail Alliance complies with national quality standards.

To learn more about the accreditation program visit the Land Trust Accreditation page.

To submit a comment choose one of the following formats:

  • Email your comments to
  • Fax your comments to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183.
  • Mail your comments to Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

DEADLINE: Comments on the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s application will be most useful by April 20, 2019.