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Title chain reaction

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

In recent cases, several land trusts have run into trouble with title defects. From scrivenor’s errors to wild deeds, a title search can discover many potential pitfalls and help you avoid trouble down the road. Title insurance can add another layer of protection.

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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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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.