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Afoot in the Field (Vol 3, Issue 1)

Download:  Afoot in the Field, Volume 3, Issue 1 (PDF)

Published Winter 2011-2012


From the Introduction:

Working in the land conservation field, and especially while serving as director of a nature preserve and conservation easement stewardship program, I’ve had the opportunity to walk a lot of boundary lines.  The Finger Lakes Land Trust now owns 31 nature preserves and a couple of satellite properties that have a cumulative total of approximately 79 miles of boundary. Additionally, the Land Trust holds nearly 90 conservation easements with a cumulative total of approximately 167 miles of boundary!  This is a lot of boundary to inspect and maintain, and we’ve certainly gone through a lot of survey flagging tape and aluminum boundary signs over the years.

Establishing, checking, marking, and sometimes even defending one’s property boundaries is one of the most basic elements of land ownership.  Some people know their boundaries intimately, while others rarely see them.  Some people post their property heavily, while others leave them unmarked and open for access. Some people have detailed surveys showing what they own, and others have only a written deed description.  In general, private landowners who have surveyed, well-marked, and routinely checked boundaries are less likely to become victims of unwanted trespass, encroachments, or ownership disputes…

Download:  Afoot in the Field, Volume 3, Issue 1 (PDF)

You can download Afoot in the Field, our biannual stewardship pamphlet for landowners, in PDF format.  See all issues here.