Ways to Learn

Articles

Adverse Possession: This Land is Whose Land?

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

Whenever two parcels of land share a common boundary, disputes are sure to happen. These disputes often result in an adverse possession claim, one of the more common challenges that landowners, and land trusts, face

Articles

Conservation Defense and Enforcement in the Land Trust Community

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Winter 2011
Author: 
Dr. Adena R. Rissman

Acquiring land and easements is just the beginning. Protection requires ongoing monitoring and enforcement, especially now that the legal challenges facing land trusts are increasing. To provide a more systematic understanding of land trust legal challenges, the Land Trust Alliance and the University of Wisconsin Survey Center conducted a national survey of randomly selected local and regional land trusts in 2008.

Success Story

Maine’s Highest Court Affirms Benefits of Conservation

Source: 

Land Trust Alliance

Author: 
Leslie Ratley-Beach

The highest court in Maine was asked to decide whether land conservation constitutes a charitable purpose. The court answered with a ringing endorsement of the many public benefits of land conservation, including environmental, recreational, economic and health benefits.