In a recent press release, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) has revealed that it has been awarded accredited status by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission- a significant achievement in the field of land conservation. The Land Trust Accrediation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, granted the accreditation after an in-depth review of the LPCA’s programs, activities and policies. The seal of accreditation represents a commitment to meeting national standards of quality for the permanent protection of important natural places throughout the Adirondacks.
The LPLC now joins the ranks of 33 other land trusts across the United States in achieving accreditation thus far in 2021, joining 445 other accredited land trusts which watch over almost 20 million acres of land.
Lake Placid Land Conservancy’s Executive Director Kerry Crowningshield, and Melissa Kalvestrand, executive director of the Commission both had the following to say respectively, within the press release:
“We are incredibly grateful to receive this recognition. Accreditation ensures that our efforts to conserve land and water resources in and around Lake Placid are rooted in sound practices, and that our friends, neighbors, and visitors will benefit from our efforts for generations to come.”
“It is exciting to recognize Lake Placid Land Conservancy’s continued commitment to national standards by awarding this national mark of distinction. Donors and partners can trust that the more than 400 accredited land trusts across the country are united behind strong standards and have demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.”