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Still in litigation after 10 years

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Two landowners challenged the accredited  Lyme Land Conservation Trust 10 years ago and the cost and tenacity of the challenge inspired the creation of Terrafirma.

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You can get there from here

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Rob Levin

Direct routes from one place to another are rare in Maine. But people in Cumberland, Maine now have direct access to the beach — despite opposition from neighbors.

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The high cost of a bad appraisal

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

A taxpayer claimed in court that he relied on the appraiser’s report when he deducted four times the real value of the donation. He argued that because he relied on the appraiser, he shouldn’t have to pay accuracy-related penalties. The court disagreed. Help your donors avoid trouble with our appraisal guide for landowners.

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One meeting to rule them all

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Chester Township commissioners exchanged individual emails with the local land trust and had one-on-one separate meetings with land trust staff to learn more about easements.