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Tools that Transcend Time

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Madeline Bodin

Conservation defense bolsters the legal underpinning of protected land and is an integral part of long-term stewardship. What tools of the trade are available, and how do they work in real situations?

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DJ Glisson, II

A New Reality: Land Trusts Face Expanding Energy Infrastructure

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Fall 2017
Author: 
Marina Schauffler

Energy infrastructure projects pose complex challenges and unavoidable conflicts for land trusts. Through, education and engagement, land trusts can meet them head on.

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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.