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What You Need to Know About Amendments


Date: February 12, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern
Instructor: Jane Ellen Hamilton
Cost: $55 before 2/11, then cost will increase to $65
Level: Beginner / Intermediate


When a land trust accepts a conservation easement, it promises the original easement grantor, its land trust members, its funders and the public it serves that it will uphold the conservation easement forever. How, then, is it possible to amend “perpetual” easements? What does forever mean in the context of conservation easements? This webinar will provide land trusts with guidance in answering key questions when considering amendments:

  • What criteria should be considered when evaluating an amendment request?
  • How do state and federal laws affect land trust decisions on amendments
  • How can an amendment policy help land trusts determine if an amendment is sound?
  • What alternatives to amendments exist?

This webinar will help prepare participants to manage change with integrity and appropriately respond to unanticipated needs and events, always making sure to keep the public benefits in mind.

Practices Covered: 11I: Amendments

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