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Terry M. Knowles
Since their release in 2010, the Guidelines have been useful to the land trust community and to the New Hampshire Attorney General in facilitating a thorough and efficient review of proposed amendments to, as well as partial extinguishments of, conservation easements.
Among the most daunting challenges the holder of a perpetual conservation easement faces is the enforcement of the easements it holds, for all time, and against all violators.& ...
This article explores how the Reform Law has worked and whether it makes sense as a model for other states in response to weaknesses in their enabling laws.
Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.
Land Trust Alliance
This short brochure summarizes the conservation easement tax incentive and provides answers to some frequently asked questions. For the late ...
Western Governors' Association
The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Gov.
Megan E. Hansen
This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.
Western Monarch Working Group
Concurrent with the status review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) have actively promoted collaborative efforts across state, organizational, and landownership boundaries to address threats and opportunities facing monarchs and other pollinators.
Interest from owners wanting to set aside their property for conservation has increased in the past few years. Many conservation land trusts that have seen a spike in interest over the past few years.
Rarely in the legal discourse is an author afforded the opportunity to revisit and update a recently published law review article and to correct misunderstandings of a response thereto.
Intermountain West Joint Venture
The purpose of our Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands effort is to catalyze proactive, voluntary, and community-led sagebrush rangeland conservation – expanding success across private and public lands.
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
This document was developed by a working group of the Tristate Conservation Partnership (TCP) at the request of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.& ...
Ann Taylor Schwing
When a landowner makes a charitable gift of a conservation easement to a nonprofit organization or government entity and elects to seek a federal tax deduction, both landowner and easement holder are subject to federal tax laws and regulations governing the creation, monitoring, amendment, and extinguishment of the easement.
Plan describes Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s management of greater sage-grouse and provides guidance to public land management agencies and land managers for sage-grouse conservation.
In November of 2009, Secretary Vilsack announced a commitment of $320 million over the next four years for a Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative to address water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation concerns in the Basin.& ...
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers' Report on the Greater-Sage Grouse shows how Wyoming got Sage-Grouse conservation right by getting everyone around the table.& ...
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative conservation—a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration and incentives, and on-the-ground action.
Working Lands for Wildlife
Through Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW), the NRCS has created a win-win model of private lands conservation that benefits wildlife and people that now includes conservation efforts focused on 19 diverse landscapes in 48 states.
Allison Jones, Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, UT, Emanuel Vasquez, Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, UT, Amy O'Connor, Wild Utah Project, Salt Lake City, UT
Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.
The conservation efforts taken by farmers and ranchers have helped decrease the water withdrawn from the Ogallala Aquifer by more than 280 billion gallons over the past four years and are expected to continue contributing to the aquifer's health in the future.