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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.