The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Kenyon College-affiliated Philander Chase Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation with the commission. As part of the accreditation review process, a public comment period is now open.

“Landowners who choose to work with Philander Chase Conservancy deserve to know that we adhere to national best standards and practices in all aspects of our land conservation work.  Accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance Commission provides that assurance,” said Lisa Schott, managing director of the Philander Chase Conservancy.

The land trust accreditation program conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. The commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how Philander Chase Conservancy complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards, visit

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) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on the conservancy’s application will be most useful by July 9, 2021.