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Backup Holder
  1. In conservation easement work, a holder, named in the easement, that is empowered to enforce or hold an easement if the original holder is not able to do so. [Source: West Virginia LandTrust, Frequently Used Terms:]
Balloon payment
  1. The final installment of a loan to be paid in an amount disproportionately larger than the regular installment. [Source: on 2015.02.03]
Bargain Sale
  1. Sale of a property at less than fair market value. [source: Land Conservation Strategies: Resource Protection Glossary of Terms, Heritage Conservancy,]
Baseline Documentation
  1. Information and documentation to give evidence to the condition of land at the time a conservation easement is made. [From Freddie's Conservation Lexicon]
  2. A document that establishes the condition of the property at the time an easement is signed. It is used for future monitoring and can be used to measure future development against the terms of the easement. It is a critical document in the case of an easement violation.
  1. Personal property gifted (bequeathed) through a will [source:]
Best Management Practices
  1. Best management practices (BMP)s are state or local regulatory or non-regulatory guidelines for proper application of forestry operations including protecting water quality as required by federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act and Water Pollution Control Act. BMPs are primarily designed to prevent soil erosion and water pollution, and to protect certain wildlife habitat values in riparian and wetland areas. [source: DCNR State Forestry Resource Management Plan, Glossary of Terms:]
  1. 1. the variety and abundance of life forms, processes, functions, and structures of plants, animals, and other living organisms, including the relative complexity of species, communities, gene pools, and ecosystems at a defined spatial range from local through regional to global- synonyms biological diversity, diversity 2. an index of richness in a community ecosystem, or landscape and the relative abundance of these species. [source: DCNR State Forestry Resource Management Plan, Glossary of Terms:]
Biological Control
  1. Controlling plants, diseases, and animal pests using natural enemies, or, inhibiting the reproduction of pests by methods that result in the laying of infertile eggs, etc. [source: Agriculture Glossary, New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences,]
  1. All living organisms of an area, taken collectively. [source: DCNR State Forestry Resource Management Plan, Glossary of Terms:]
  1. US Bureau of Land Management:
  1. Abbreviation for Bureau of Forestry
  1. Real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off green spaces and working lands. [source:]
  1. A strip of land between two other pieces of land in different use. Usually the buffered land is located between a developed piece of land a protected area of open space. [Used in the context of conservation drum jams.]

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