Kanisku Land Trust seeks re-accreditation

| September 15, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Kaniksu Land Trust officials have announced the group is applying for renewal of its accreditation, which it first achieved in 2016, from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The commission is an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance that recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national standards of excellence.

A public comment period is now open, and will be followed by an extensive review of KLT’s policies and programs.

Kaniksu Land Trust officials have announced the group is applying for renewal of accreditation, which it first achieved in 2016. A public comment period is now open, followed by an extensive review of KLT’s policies and programs.

“The seal of accreditation assures our community that Kaniksu Land Trust is adhering to the highest standards and is guided by ethical practices, solid fiduciary responsibility and a strong governance model,” said Executive Director Katie Cox. “Tending land forever is a task that requires our community to have confidence in our organization. Having strong policies and programs in place demonstrates that we can take on the important role of protecting natural places and working lands forever.”

The commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Kaniksu 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 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. 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 Kaniksu Land Trust’s application will be most useful by Oct. 5, 2020.