A Guide to Conservation Easements

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 02, 2003
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Conservation easements are one of the frequently used methods for protecting land in the US. A conservation easement is a legal agreement that limits certain kinds of development on the land while allowing the landowner to continue to own it, to live on it, and to use it. It allows landowners to achieve their conservation goals while maintaining ownership and a high degree of control over their property. The landowner donates the easement to a qualified organization or governmental agncy that in turn ensures that the conditions of the easement are met. This course gives an overview of what conservation easements are and how they can be used to meet a landowner's management and conservation goals.