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Legal Defense And Enforcement Of Conservation Easements

Could Coalbed Methane Be the Death of Conservation Easements?

Conservation Easements: Donor Beware

Designing a Conservation Easement Amendment Policy

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How to can a land trust official identify and comply with legal restraints to amendment?  How can necessary flexibility be built into the easement document?  This paper reflects the earnest desire of an ardent conservationist to take full advantage of opportunities for flexibility that can be found within the law, recognizing that the needs of land ownership and the land itself, are by their nature subject to continual change.

pdf Increasing the Tax Incentives for Conservation Easement Donations - A Responsible Approach

Conserving Open Space = Tax Credits, Cash, and Like-Kind Property

pdf Drafting Conservation Easements

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Drafting the conservation easement influences everything about the protected property after the easement’s grant: it guides the landowner’s use of the protected property, it guides Land Trust’s monitoring and stewardship of the property, and it guides Land Trusts enforcement of the conservation easement against the original landowner and all future landowners, forever.

pdf Turning Conservation Easement Tax Credits Into Cash: What Should I Expect?

pdf Donate a Conservation Easement: How Federal Benefits Put Money in Your Pocket!

pdf Can I Really Preserve My Land and Make Money?

pdf Conservation Easements - A Troubled Adolescence

Charts: Percentage Change in CE Acquisition

Lessons on Charitable Conservation Contributions from Scheidelman v.Commissioner

pdf Purchase of Development Rights: Another Option for Conservation Minded Landowners

pdf 2014 Brings Changes to Tax Credit Transactions - Good News for All

pdf Can My Heirs Save Money on Estate Taxes? Conservation Easements Have Benefits Years After Your Donation

pdf Farm and Forest Land Preservation With Conservation Easements

pdf Amending Perpetual Conservation Easements: A Case Study Of The Myrtle Grove Controversy

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Over the past quarter century there has been an explosive growth in the use of conservation easements as a land protection tool. A conservation easement is a deed transferred by the owner of the land encumbered by the easement to the holder of the easement (generally a government agency or a charitable conservation organization referred to as a “land trust”) that restricts the development and use of the land to achieve certain conservation goals, such as the preservation of open space, wildlife habitat, agricultural land, or an historic site.

pdf Conservation Easements: Why and How?

pdf Saving Open Space in Suburbia: The Application of the Governmental Policy Test

Hypothetical: How a Conservation Easement Works

Alternatives to Real Estate Development Deriving Financial Benefits from Conservation and Mitigation Projects in Virginia - a Lender's Collateral Concerns

Conservation Easements – The Latest Tool in the Protection of Lands and Landscapes in the Mississippi Delta

Uniform Conservation Easement Act Summary

pdf Uniform Conservation Easement Act (with 2007 Amendments)

Amending Conservation Easements

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How to can a land trust official identify and comply with legal restraints to amendment? How can necessary flexibility be built into the easement document? This paper reflects the earnest desire of an ardent conservationist to take full advantage of opportunities for flexibility that can be found within the law, recognizing that the needs of land ownership and the land itself, are by their nature subject to continual change.

Conservation Easements

Land Preservation: An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth

A Constructive Reformist's Perspective on Voluntary Conservation Easements

Easements prove valuable in efforts to protect land

Appraisals and Valuations - How the Gift is Valued

Developing Consensus on Conservation Easements on Managed Forestlands

Conservation Easements, Supply Agreements, & Green Certification

Conservation Easements on Land Need to be Thought Through

Test your knowledge of Conservation Purposes

IRS Guidance regarding deductions by individuals for qualified conservation contributions

The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry

pdf An Overview of Financial Alternatives for Land Conservation Transactions

pdf State of the Land 2006, A brief inventory of public and private land in the United States

pdf Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests

pdf Protecting The Public Interest And Investment In Conservation : A Response To Professor Korngold’s Critique Of Conservation Easements

IRS Guidance Regarding Appraisal Requirements for Noncash Charitable Contributions

pdf Conservation Easements: Perpetuity and Beyond

pdf In Defense of Conservation Easements: A Response to the End of Perpetuity

pdf An Introduction To Easements

pdf Conservation Servitudes: a path to protection

pdf Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative Guidelines

pdf Save Money on Taxes and Protect Open Space: New Mexico Conservation Income Tax Credits

pdf Farmland Conservation 2.0

Reconciling Mineral Rights and Conservation Easements

Conservation Easements and the 2010 Roth Conversion: A symbiotic relationship

Tools For Reducing High Property Taxes in Maine.

Bundle Of Rights Approach To Value

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The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.

Conference Report Summary for the Agricultural Act of 2014

Agricultural Act of 2014

Forever Donation

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A landowner recently asked us: What is the best way to ensure that the land I donate is not sold? We put the question to the land trust community and it generated quite a bit of activity on the land trust listserv.

Conservation Easements: How Flexible Is Too Flexible?

The Challenge of Maintaining Working Forests in 21st Century America

U.S. Supreme Court Case: A change in how landowners mitigate development impacts

WHEP Program a Win-win For California Rice, Waterbirds

Program Changes in the 2008 Farm Bill

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts

Protecting Nature, Harvesting Timber

Excerpts from California's Wildlife Action Plan applicable to Private Landowners

Amos' Reading List

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