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A Guide to Risk Management for Land Trusts

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A Guide to Risk Management for Land Trusts

Author: Melanie Lockwood Herman, 2014
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This book provides an introduction to risk management in order to equip your land trust with information, resources and suggested strategies for designing and implementing a practical risk management program.

 

Land Trusts and Water: Strategies and Resources for Addressing Water in Western Land Conservation

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Land Trusts and Water: Strategies and Resources for Addressing Water in Western Land Conservation

Author: Sarah Bates, 2014

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Land and water are inextricably connected, and protecting one often necessitates protecting the other. This book offers practical tools and resources to help land trusts address water-related conservation values in their private land conservation work.

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Practical Pointers for Land Trusts: When Facing a Lawsuit or Other Legal Challenge of Any Size

Published by the Vermont Law School Land Use Institute and the Land Trust Alliance, 2013

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With protected land in the millions of acres and more land under easement transferring to successor landowners, violations will occur and land trusts must address all of them. Even the best-prepared land trust will eventually experience a major dispute that requires its personnel to exercise anger management and sound negotiation skills.

This toolbox will help you build skills so that you are prepared to operate calmly, confidently, efficiently and effectively in the face of legal challenges. Although this toolbox focuses primarily on the challenges of defending conservation easements, the litigation issues and strategies are applicable to fee-owned lands.

The purpose of this toolbox is to help land trust board members, staff and volunteers to successfully manage challenges, disputes and litigation. Land trust personnel who lack formal legal training but who are looking for more information about managing risk and dealing with legal challenges in land conservation should be able to use it easily. The toolbox includes definitions of formal legal terminology so that the lessons are accessible to the reader without legal training (roll the cursor over these terms to see definitions). The toolbox also includes examples of conservation defense lawsuits. The examples are summarized for clarity and so that an educated layperson will be able to understand them. Where possible, each example has a citation for those who wish to refer to the original legal text.

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