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 book describes the legal requirements for operating a land trust and keeping good organizational and transaction records. It teaches readers how to develop and implement policies to guide how a land trust creates, collects, retains, stores, protects, and disposes of these types of records. It also covers the issue of tax exemption, including the major requirements for maintaining charitable tax-exempt status and an overview of IRS Form 990.
Organizing essential documents in a secure, accessible system is a fundamental part of conservation easement stewardship. This guide describes the systems of 14 land trusts. (Print version of CT guide)
Delaware Highlands Conservancy's board-approved policy and procedures manual provides outlines organizational practices to ensure that necessary documents are stored and managed in a secure, efficient manner.