The holder of a conservation easement must monitor the eased property to confirm compliance with conservation restrictions and, when necessary, take action to uphold the conservation objectives of the easement. These and other stewardship activities result in costs, year in and year out, to the holder.
Have you ever received a request to amend an easement and weren’t sure of the right course of action? Unsure about how to decline a request without alienating the landowner? Have you been confronted with a new landowner who is unaware of or reluctant to abide by the terms of the easement? If so, this book can help.
This calculator has been created for public and private land owners who regularly care for lawns. This tool calculates fuel, dollar, greenhouse gas (GHG), and other savings associated with changing current mowing practices.
Land trusts that hold easements depend on stewardship recordkeeping systems to store the documents and information related to each property. These systems should be part of a broader detailed recordkeeping policy that outlines why records are kept and how documents are stored, organized, and accessed. (print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
This article seeks to explore, and understand the support for, third-party enforcement of conservation easements by persons who are not parties to the conservation easement, not the holder or co-holder of the conservation easement, nor identified in the conservation easement deed as having a third-party enforcement right.