The Kingston Land Trust Applies for Accreditation

Stakeholder and Public Notice


The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Kingston Land Trust 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. 
“Since the Kingston Land Trust was formed in 2008, our work has been guided by the Standards and Practices of the Land Trust Alliance. We have used these principles to ensure that our organization, and the land we protect, operates responsibly and sustainably in support of our mission. Accreditation means to us a validation of the work we do and the ethical, legal, and moral ways in which we conduct ourselves as a land trust.” says Board Chair, Michael Drillinger. 

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how The Kingston 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 mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Comments on The Kingston Land Trust’s application will be most useful by July 19, 2024.