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Afoot in the Field (Vol 7, Issue 2)

Download:  Afoot in the Field, Volume 7, Issue 2 (PDF)

Published Summer 2016




One of the most difficult questions to answer about conservation easements is, “Once a conservation easement is granted, can it ever be changed?” The answer is yes, provided that the amendment maintains or enhances the agreement’s conservation values. However, it is not a quick and easy process.

Amendments are recorded legal documents just like the original conservation easement. Easements are meant to be permanent agreements and represent a commitment made between the easement donor and the Land Trust. The Finger Lakes Land Trust, like other land conservation organizations operating within the standards set by the Land Trust Alliance and the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, has a policy in place to guide how we handle conservation easement amendments.

Download:  Afoot in the Field, Volume 7, Issue 2 (PDF)

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