Protecting the Land : Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future pdf

Protecting the Land : Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future pdf

Protecting the Land : Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future.cJulie Ann Gustanski
Protecting the Land : Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future
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Author: Julie Ann Gustanski
Number of Pages: 566 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2000
Publisher: Island Press
Publication Country: Washington, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781559636544
File size: 24 Mb
File Name: Protecting.the.Land.Conservation.Easements.Past,.Present,.and.Future.pdf
Download Link: Protecting the Land Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future
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A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a property owner and a conservation organization, generally a private nonprofit land trust, that restricts the type and amount of development that can be undertaken on that property. Conservation easements protect land for future generations while allowing owners to retain property rights, at the same time providing them with significant tax benefits. Conservation easements are among the fastest growing methods of land preservation in the United States today."Protecting the Land" provides a thoughtful examination of land trusts and how they function, and a comprehensive look at the past and future of conservation easements. The book: provides a geographical and historical overview of the role of conservation easements analyzes relevant legislation and its role in achieving community conservation goals examines innovative ways in which conservation easements have been used around the country considers the links between social and economic values and land conservationContributors, including noted tax attorney and land preservation expert Stephen Small, Colorado's leading land preservation attorney Bill Silberstein, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust's general counsel Karin Marchetti, describe and analyze the present status of easement law. Sharing their unique perspectives, experts including author and professor of geography Jack Wright, Dennis Collins of the Wildlands Conservancy, and Chuck Roe of the Conservation Trust of North Carolina offer case studies that demonstrate the flexibility and diversity of conservation easements. "Protecting the Land" offers a valuable overview of the history and use of conservation easements and theevolution of easement-enabling legislation for professionals and citizens working with local and national land trusts, legal advisors, planners, public officials, natural resource mangers, policymakers, and students of planning and conservation.

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