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Model Documents

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association develops and maintains model legal documents and accompanying commentaries to assist people in completing conservation projects. The models and commentaries are the products of thorough research and analysis of best practices, scrutiny by legal professionals, real world testing and numerous cycles of user review and feedback. See the guide Model Legal Documents for more information. Models include the following:

Model Grants of Conservation Easement

  • Model Grant of Conservation Easement
  • Model Riparian Buffer Protection Agreement

Model Public Access Easements

  • Model Trail Easement Agreement
  • Model Grant of Trail Easement
  • Model Grant of Fishing & Boating Access Easement
  • Model Fishing Access Agreement

Model Legal Documents Accessory to Easement Transactions

  • Model Stewardship Funding Covenant
  • Model Mortgage Subordination
  • Model Preliminary Agreement Regarding Conservation Easement Donation

Other Model Documents

  • Model Grant of Right of First Offer
  • Model Grant of Right of First Refusal
  • Model Grant of Purchase Option
  • Model Release Agreement
  • Model Conservation Transaction Addendum
  • Water Quality Improvement Easement (access for remediation projects)