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Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program
Agricultural Protection Zoning
Agricultural Security Areas: Protecting Farms from Condemnation and Unreasonably Restrictive Ordinances
Amending and Restating Grants of Conservation Easement: Best Practices to Document Change
Amending Conservation Easements
Amending Grants of Conservation Easement: Legal Considerations for Land Trusts
An Introduction to Stewardship Funding Arrangements: Alternatives for Landowners to Help Holders Meet Conservation Easement Obligations
A Scientific Foundation for Shaping Riparian Buffer Protection Regulations
Authorization of Real Estate Transactions: Rules and Process for Nonprofits
Biodiversity: A Guide
Bird Research and Conservation
Bridge Loans for Conservation Purchases: Borrowing from Revolving Loan Funds
Build-Out Analysis
Closing: Finalizing the Real Estate Transaction
Collaborative Opportunities for Land Trusts
Commission-Based Compensation Fundraising
Conservation Easements: An Introduction for Private Landowners
Cost of Community Services Studies: Making the Case for Conservation
Costs of Conservation Easement Stewardship: A Guide
Costs of Due Diligence in Conservation Acquisitions
Development Threat Analysis
Economic Benefits of Biodiversity
Economic Benefits of Land Conservation: A Guide
Economic Benefits of Parks
Economic Benefits of Smart Growth and Costs of Sprawl
Economic Benefits of Trails
Environmental Advisory Council
Farm Preservation Options for Landowners: Government and Private Approaches to Conservation Easements in Pennsylvania
Fishing Access Agreement & Commentary: A Model Document and Guidance
From Lawn to Meadow: Protect Water and Provide Habitat While Saving Money
Gift of a Future Interest in Real Estate: Reserved Life Estates Keep Owners in Control During Their Lifetimes
Growing Greener, Melding Conservation and Development
Guide and Model Policy for Conservation Easement Amendment
Guide to the Conservation and Preservation Easements Act: Pennsylvania Act 29 of 2001
Holders, Beneficiaries and Backup Grantees: Defining Roles and Relationships to Achieve Conservation Easement Objectives
Impacts of Natural Land Loss on Water Quality
Indemnity Agreements and Liability Insurance: Protection From Claims Brought by Third Parties
Installment Agreement
Introduction to Land Trusts and Their Work
Invasive Species Management Program
Land Trust Accreditation
Land Trust Merger Case Studies
Land Trust Standards and Practices: Guidelines for the Responsible Operation of a Land Trust
Legal Considerations for Stewardship Funding Arrangements: Binding Present and Future Landowners to Present Promises
Lobbying Rules and 501(c)3 Organizations
Local Regulation for Historic Preservation
Management of the Document Preparation Process
Media Advisory Template for Legislative Site Visit
Merger: An Introduction for Conservation Organizations
Model Checklist for Real Estate Transactions
Model Conservation Easement
Model Conservation Easement Donation Agreement with Commentary
Model Conservation Transaction Addendum
Model Declaration Dedicating Land as a Public Natural Resource with Commentary
Model Grant of Conservation Easement, 6th edition (archived--not for use)
Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants, 7th edition
Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants for Riparian Buffer Protection
Model Grant of Fishing & Boating Access Easement
Model Grant of Purchase Option with Commentary
Model Grant of Right of First Offer
Model Grant of Right of First Refusal
Model Grant of Trail Easement with Commentary: A Short Form Alternative to the Model Trail Easement Agreement
Model Legal Documents
Model Maintenance and Operation Agreement with Commentary
Model Mortgage Subordination and Commentary
Model Release Agreement
Model Riparian Buffer Protection Overlay District: Proposed Regulation for Use in a Municipal Zoning Ordinance, 2nd Edition
Model Stewardship Funding Covenant and Commentary
Model Trail Easement Agreement with Commentary
Mortgage Subordination
National Poll Results: How Americans View Conservation
Nature Play: Nurturing Children and Strengthening Conservation through Connections to the Land
Not a Charitable Trust: The Donated Conservation Easement in Pennsylvania
Not a Public Trust: The Land Trust-Held Conservation Easement in Pennsylvania
Options to Sell
Outdoor Access and Programs
PALTA Comment on Land Trust Standards and Practices, 9/13/2016
Pennsylvania Local Governments May Support Land Trusts
Pennsylvania Nature Play Areas
Pennsylvania's Recreational Use of Land and Water Act
Pennsylvania's Recreational Use of Land and Water Act: Statutory Protection for Property Owners Who Open Their Land to the Public
Planning a Site Visit with Your Legislator
Pledges and Donation Agreements
Press Release Template for Legislative Site Visit
Promoting Walking for Wellness
Property Tax Exemption for Preserves, Parks, Trails, and Other Conserved Lands
Public Access Policies and Practices for Land Trusts: Survey Results in Pennsylvania
Public Dedication of Land and Fees-in-Lieu for Parks and Recreation: A Tool for Meeting Recreational Demands in Pennsylvania Municipalities
Purchase Options: Gaining the Right Without the Obligation to Acquire Property Interests
Realty Transfer Tax: Exclusions for Conservation-Related Transactions in Pennsylvania
Reducing Liability Associated with Public Access
Reducing Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
Regional Growth Management and Regional Transportation Planning (Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Central Pennsylvania)
Release of Liability: A Tool for Managing the Risk of a Volunteer or Participant in an Activity Suing the Activity’s Organizer or Host
Restricted Gifts: Issues to Consider Before Making or Taking a Gift for a Specific Purpose
Reversionary Interest
Rights of First Purchase (Offer, Negotiation and Refusal)
Riparian Buffer Protection Agreement
Sample Scheduling Request for a Legislative Site Visit
Starting a Land Trust
Steep Slope Ordinance
Stewardship Costs Calculator
Stewardship Funding Arrangements: sample brochure
Strategies for Collaborative Membership Recruitment
Street and Sidewalk Design
The Environmental Advisory Council Network Website
The Nature of the Conservation Easement and the Document Granting It
The Official Map: A Handbook for Preserving and Providing Public Lands & Facilities
The Science Behind the Need for Riparian Buffer Protection
Traditional Neighborhood Development
Traffic Calming
Trail Easements
Universal Access Trails and Shared Use Paths: Design, Management, Ethical, and Legal Considerations
Water Quality and the Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program: An Examination of Present Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities
Water Quality Improvement Easement & Commentary: A Model Document and Guidance
Who Has Standing? Conservation Easements in Pennsylvania Courts
Why Preserve Farmland?
Zoning for Non-Commercial Solar and Wind Systems