The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is applying for accreditation renewal
The land trust accreditation program is an independent program that recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust was awarded accredited status by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2008.
As part of its extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs, the Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. A public comment period is now open. Comments must relate to how HHLT 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/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust welcomes this review as an important step toward renewing our Accredited Land Trust status.
To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org/the-process/renewal/290, or email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments, by fax, (518) 587-3183; or by mail, 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments on Hudson Highlands Land Trust’s application will be most useful by June 29, 2013.
News: HHLT'S Take-A-Hike! Program is in full swing
Spring is a great time to hike the Highlands -- everything is budding, greening or flowering, the song birds are back and anxious to show off their talent, and the days are long and warm, but not too hot.
There is alot to explore on your own, but you are always welcome to join HHLT on one of our guided group hikes. All hikes require advance registration, so please visit our Take-a-Hike! page to look over the selections and reserve space ASAP -- some hikes book up completely. Castle Hill to Winter Hill, A Peek into Cold Spring's Past, and Fire on the Mountain are already fully subscribed, but you can still contact us to be placed on a waiting list and we'll contact you should space become available. Hope to see you on the trails!