FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Stakeholder Notification & Public Notice

August 21, 2018 ARKVILLE, NY —  The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Catskill Center 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. 
"As a land trust and a not-for-profit organization that works across the Catskills region, the Catskill Center looks forward to accreditation as a means to improve how we do our conservation work throughout the Catskills. We wish to build on our rich history of land conservation by making sure that our future work meets the rigorous accreditation standards moving ahead." ~ Jeff Senterman, Executive Director
The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how The Catskill Center 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) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 
Comments on The Catskill Center’s application will be most useful by October 29, 2018.
 For more Information, contact Michael Drillinger, (845)586-2611, ext. 113


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