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Conservation Servitude

  1. A servitude is a device that connects rights and obligations to owning land. These rights and obligations will transfer to future owners of the land. (this is further discussed in the servitude definition). In a conservation servitude, these rights and obligations are for the purpose of conservation. Conservation purposes include retaining or protecting the natural, scenic or open-space value of land, assuring the availability of land for agricultural, forest, recreational or open-space use, protecting natural resources, including plant and wildlife habitats and ecosystems, and maintaining or enhancing air or water quality or supply. [Source: http://www.britannica.com]