The revision process is divided into the following 6 steps:
1- CROSSWALK COMPARISON – DONE
The CLTA is pleased to be able to take advantage of the substantive review already carried out by our U.S peers and partners, representing the experience of diverse land trusts and conservationists. The legwork being done, the CLTA, with the assistance of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, has developed during summer 2017 a crosswalk comparison outlining what happened to the practices from the 2005 Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices in the 2017 revised U.S. version. The crosswalk also identifies practices that require further editing to apply to the Canadian context.
2- PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION – DONE
Land trusts and partners from across the country were invited to share their comments, feedback and questions to the CLTA, between 15 September up until 30 November 2018. The preliminary consultation aimed to ensure all practices requiring editing to apply to the Canadian context are properly identified and to allow land trusts to familiarize with the proposed changes.
3- DETAILED REVIEW – DONE
Practices requiring more substantial changes will be submitted an Expert Committee. The Expert Committee, which members are selected for their specific expertise in the identified areas, is tasked to propose revised language for the practices identified during the preliminary consultation as requiring changes for the Canadian context. Changes will have to be made in keeping with the intent of the 2017 revised U.S. version. Recommendations to the CLTA Board were provided in early summer 2018.
4- SECOND ONLINE CONSULTATION – IN PROGRESS
Between 6 August and 20 September 2018, the land trust community is consulted on the Expert Committee revisions to ensure language is applicable, comprehensive and realistic. The online survey is be available from the Provide Your Input page and is the last opportunity for the community to provide feedback and comments. Make sure to save-the-date in your calendar!
Input from the community will be taken into consideration and addressed by the Expert Committee in their final recommendation to the CLTA Board.
5- CONSULTATION WITH THE U.S. LAND TRUST ALLIANCE
In the Fall 2018, results of the second online consultation will be integrated and discussed with the U.S. Land Trust Alliance to ensure the Canadian revisions are consistent with the CLTA license, and that the Canadian revisions are not weakening the integrity of the Land Trust Standards and Practices.
6- RELEASE OF THE REVISED
After the U.S. Land Trust Alliance has signed-off on the Canadian revisions, the final revised version will be publicly released.