Taking Stock: How to Draft Baselines and Current Conditions Reports
Instructor: Heather Richards, Rick Remington
Baseline documentation reports form the foundation of an effective land conservation program. By recording the condition of the land at the time of an easement signing and supporting the terms of the easement, they are critical in identifying conservation values as well as changes to the land over time, whether human or natural. Baselines also serve as a great educational tool for successor owners of easement properties and are a critical component to defending your easement in court.
Join Rick Remington, Conservation Director of West Wisconsin Land Trust and Heather Richards, Senior Representative, Mitigation Solutions for The Conservation Fund as they discuss:
- The basics components of creating useful, effective baselines and current condition reports
- IRS requirements for baselines, as well as baseline requirements outlined in Land Trust Standards and Practices and the Accreditation Requirements Manual
- How to read your easement to develop an appropriate and useful document
- Creating a plan for creating current condition reports if you have a backlog
Access to this recording will expire on June 30, 2018, and is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service.
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