Conservation Easements Threatened
Young, Mark, Parks & Recreation
The Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina, and Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area were two of the first public recreation resources to be protected by conservation easements. Many other federal, state and local parks, trails, waterways and wildlife areas have been protected and enhanced by conservation easements as well. But those conservation easements are now being threatened by abuse of property owners.
A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a qualified nonprofit or government organization that restricts future activities on the land to protect its conservation, open space and outdoor recreation or historic values. As public …
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Publication information: Article title: Conservation Easements Threatened. Contributors: Young, Mark - Author. Magazine title: Parks & Recreation. Volume: 40. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 2005. Page number: 66+. © 2009 National Recreation and Park Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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