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Act 153 of 1996 - amends the Open Space Lands Act

1996
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania General Assembly
An Act amending the act of January 19, 1968 (1967 P. L. 992, No. 442), entitled "An act authorizing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the counties thereof to preserve, acquire or hold land for open space uses," expanding its scope to include all local government units throughout this Commonwealth.
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A Guide for Land Trusts: Working with Trout Unlimited Partnerships for Conserving Coldwater Streams and Watersheds

2005
Organizations/Sources: Trout Unlimited
This guide is designed to provide land trusts with insight into understanding Trout Unlimited chapters and programs, and how TU supports land conservation and land trusts in conserving coldwater streams and watersheds. By partnering with land trusts, TU can better help protect and restore critical coldwater fisheries habitat.
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A Guide for TU Chapters: Working with Land Trusts

2005
Organizations/Sources: Trout Unlimited
This guide covers everything a TU grassroots volunteer needs to know about working with land trusts. Starting with the whats and hows of land trust operations, the handbook also covers the details of conservation easements and TU’s role in their creation, public angling access, funding and technical support, and communicating with landowners.
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Authorization of Real Estate Transactions: Rules and Process for Nonprofits

2015
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
(print edition of ConservationTools.org guide) Within the bounds of state law and private standards of practice, a nonprofit organization has considerable flexibility in establishing policies and procedures regarding the authorization of real estate transactions.
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Conservation Tools: An Evaluation and Comparison of the Use of Certain Land Preservation Mechanisms

2009
Evaluates and compares eight land preservation mechanisms based on their ability to achieve conservation goals, their cost, their ability to respond to future changes, and several other criteria selected to highlight the practical advantages and disadvantages of each mechanism.
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Decision Support Systems: Theory and Application

2007
Holsapple, Clyde W., Whinston, Andrew B., eds., Decision Support Systems: Theory and Application, NATO ASI Series, Series F: Computer and Systems Sciences, Vol. 31, Springer ,Verlag, Germany, 1987. Journal of Applied Ecology (2007) 44, 253-262
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Evaluating and Selecting Conservation Projects

2007
Has your land trust ever struggled with deciding whether or not to accept a conservation easement? Ever regretted accepting an easement? Think your project planning process could be improved but not sure where to start? After reading this book, you will know the important elements of a site visit and how to use data gathered from the site visit for baseline documentation reports or management plans. You will learn how to create customized acquisition criteria and project planning forms. Practices Covered: 8B-Project Selection and Criteria; 8G-Project Planning; 8D-Public Benefit of Transactions; 8E-Site Inspection
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General Guidelines for Conservation Easement Projects

2011
Organizations/Sources: Brandywine Conservancy
This document was developed by Brandywine Conservancy to share with prospective landowners and explain the many important legal and financial issues that a prospective easement donor should consider.
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Land Protection Options, Revised 2nd Edition

Authors: Laurie Allmann
In-depth introduction to tools, programs, partners and other resources for Minnesota landowners who want to preserve their land. Explains options such as easements, deed restrictions, and mutual covenants in lay terms. Includes landowner profiles, a decision-making checklist, and tax and land management considerations.
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Pennsylvania Local Governments May Support Land Trusts

2015
Authors: Andrew M. Loza
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
In Pennsylvania, local governments may give money, land and easements to land trusts.
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Realty Transfer Tax: Exclusions for Conservation-Related Transactions in Pennsylvania

2016
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Many conservation-related property transactions are excluded from having to pay state and local realty transfer taxes in Pennsylvania.
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The National Conservation Easement Database

The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is a national database of conservation easement information, compiling records from land trusts and public agencies throughout the United States.
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