Public notice of INHF's pending re-accreditation

Posted on August 5, 2015 in Press Center

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of 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.

“Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is a leader in the protection and restoration of Iowa’s land, water and wildlife,” said INHF President Joe McGovern. “The rigorous process of re-accreditation helps to re-affirm our mission and makes us a stronger organization.”

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust.

See the full list of standards.
To learn more about the accreditation program or to submit a comment, visit
Email your comment to
Comments may also be faxed or mailed to

Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Attn: Public Comments
112 Spring Street, Suite 204
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(fax) 518-587-3183

Comments on Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation’s application will be most useful by November 1.