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FR Roundtable 1: Renewal of Accreditation: Staying Ahead of the Curve

Sylvia Bates, Land Trust Alliance (Bio)
Sylvia Bates rejoined Land Trust Alliance in July 2006 as the Director of Standards and Research. Sylvia leads the Alliance’s work on Land Trust Standards and Practices, land trust assessments, the new training curriculum for Land Trust Standards and Practices, and other cutting-edge issues. Sylvia has nearly 20 years of experience in land conservation, the last eight years as an independent consultant and real estate broker, assisting land trusts, landowners and public agencies with land conservation projects and related initiatives, easement stewardship, and organizational development issues. Sylvia has a degree in environmental biology from Yale University, and has done graduate work at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter both locally and nationally.
Friday May 04, 2012
10:00am – 12:00pm
Accreditation, Organizational Development, Standards & Practices

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Accreditation is awarded for a five-year period at the end of which land trusts must renew their accredited status. For many land trusts, renewal is just around the corner. This interactive roundtable will provide guidance for those land trusts seeking renewal. Led by Sylvia Bates, the Alliance’s liaison to the Accreditation Commission, this session will provide a unique opportunity for land trust staff and board members to ask questions, share concerns and better prepare for the renewal process.

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The people of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association envision a prosperous Pennsylvania, where communities know that their treasured green places will endure. We envision a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where every child can safely play at a nearby park; where our productive farmland and forests are protected, securing our food and timber supply; and where wild places are preserved for wildlife and people.

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