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Be prepared, don’t be scared

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Leslie Ratley-Beach

Take a lesson from Mohonk Preserve and learn how to protect your staff from less-than-friendly neighbors. The land trust recently won a decades-long dispute over a boundary line before a New York State court. Even better —the family that sold the land to the preserve and other supporters are impressed by the staff and board dedication to lasting conservation.  

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When everybody wins

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Defending conservation can be good for everyone involved. When LG Electronics agreed to lower the height of its proposed new American headquarters along the Hudson River for “a greater good,” conservation groups in Palisades, New York agreed to settle their lawsuit and join forces with LG to assist in moving the project forward quickly.  

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The Board and Risk Management

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2015
Author: 
Melanie Lockwood Herman

What board members need to know about risk management

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Court Throws Lifeline to Pipeline Opposition

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Kentucky land trusts had a big win in court when an appeals court found that Bluegrass Pipeline developers cannot use the power of eminent domain to acquire pipeline easements.

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Heroic Defense of the Land and Ethics

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Leslie Ratley-Beach

“We have a duty and we couldn’t shirk it,” Lyme Land Conservation Trust Executive Director George Moore told the reporters. Faced with a violation, the land trust sued.

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Troublesome Neighbors: Third Party Trespass and Standing

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2010
Author: 
Sheila McGrory-Klyza

The proverb “Good fences make good neighbors” may be intentionally ambiguous, but as far as land trusts are concerned, clear boundaries should be anything but ambiguous. Unfortunately, individuals who own property adjacent to conserved land sometimes, intentionally or not, fail to respect boundaries. They might trespass on the land or claim to have the right to enforce the easement on their neighbor’s property.