Accreditation Public Notice


Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited land trust, recognized by the Land Trust Alliance. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Every five years, HILT voluntarily applies for re accreditation. This is important to HILT for a number of reasons including:

  • Fostering continued implementation of all of Land Trust Standards and Practices.

  • Adopting evolving best practices in the field.

  • Confirming compliance with current accreditation indicators and program requirements.

  • Verifying an accredited land trust’s action on expectations for improvement.

  • Identifying and evaluating major changes in accredited land trusts.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

HILT is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how HILT 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 faxed or mailed to: Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on HILT’s application will be most useful no later than July 15, 2019