Learn how to manage change more effectively so your conservation easements will still be here tomorrow. You will learn to distinguish between easement defense and enforcement, develop a system to educate landowners and take the first steps in drafting an enforcement policy to safeguard what you have worked so hard to protect.
Chapter 1 will help you identify which land trust records are essential to managing your organization’s conservation easements and how to store these records. Chapter 2 will help your land trust develop a conservation easement amendment policy and procedures to guide your organization through the complex risks of amending conservation easements. In addition, the chapter will provide practical advice on, and alternatives to, amendments. Finally, chapter 3 teaches you how to develop a violation resolution policy and accompanying procedures and prevent unnecessary litigation to best uphold your organization’s conservation easements and preserve landowner relationships.
This course is for land trust board members, staff and volunteers who manage a conservation easement portfolio and wish to uphold high standards in conservation easement recordkeeping, amendments and enforcement.
Standards & Practices; Conservation Easements