Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust Up for LTA Accreditation

The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust has an important announcement! The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Maine Appalachian Trail 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. Accreditation is an important step for the organization as it continues to grow and meet the challenge of protecting land surrounding the Appalachian Trail in Maine for public benefit.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Maine Appalachian Trail 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 Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s application will be most useful by May 1, 2023. Thanks you for your input and continued support!