Public comment sought on Environmental Trust accreditation

February 8, 2019

 The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust is seeking public comment on its application to renew national accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

The Trust and its oversight board advise Louisville Metro Government on land conservation issues, including offers of conservation easements from private land owners. Easements on 1,106 acres of private land in Jefferson and Oldham counties are held under the Trust which also works closely with the Louisville Landmarks Commission staff to oversee preservation easements on seven historic properties.

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust has applied for renewal of a five-year accreditation initially awarded in 2014.

The renewal process includes a public comment period that is now open. The deadline for public comments is April 21, 2019. Comments on how the Trust complies with standards on the ethical and technical operation of a land trust may be submitted in one of four ways:

  1. An online form at this link
  2. Email to
  3. Fax to Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183
  4. USPS mail to 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust was created by ordinance in 1997. Learn more about the Trust.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission is an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Learn more about the Commission.

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