Beyond the Basics of Baseline Documentation
A One-Day Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices Curriculum Seminar and Field Experience
Spring is here. Monitoring will start soon. Have you ever started monitoring easements on a beautiful day, only to become frustrated that you don't have the information you need with you?
Do you wonder if you are including all of the information in a baseline documentation report that should be there for monitoring and enforcement? Have you assessed your overall monitoring and stewardship program recently? Updated your monitoring form? Thought about what is next around the corner?
Take your stewardship of conservation easements to the next level, and make your job easier at the same time. Join our instructor, Judy Anderson of Community Consultants, for a spirited discussion on how to manage easements more effectively by designing baseline documentation reports that stand the test of time.
Learn what's critical to have in every baseline, but also what shouldn't be included. Evaluate how to interpret easement language to ensure the information you collect describes the conservation values you are protecting, and what easement language could be a challenge down the road to monitor and enforce. Discuss how to use technologies like digital photography, GIS and GPS effectively. Discover how to improve relationships among staff, volunteers, and landowners to better monitor and enforce your easements in perpetuity.
In the morning, you will learn the latest information on how to create a baseline documentation report, its importance, and when it should be written and by whom.
In the afternoon (rain or shine), we will carpool to a pair of nearby properties held by Land Conservancy of West Michigan and will put the concepts that you learned in the classroom into action. We will discuss a variety of easement issues, including buildings, habitat variety, reserved splits, adjacency to nature preserves and private landowners, boundary issues, and road and lake frontage.
This seminar is designed for land protection staff, easement stewardship staff, or volunteers who are involved in writing baseline documentation reports, easement monitoring, or conservation easement drafting.
Each participant will receive a copy of their choosing of either the Land Trust Standards and Practices curriculum workbook Conservation Easement Drafting and Documentation or Conservation Easement Stewardship.
TRAINING LOCATION:Haworth Inn & Conference Center at Hope College
225 College Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
616-395-7200 or 800-903-9142
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:
As a result of generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this training is being offered for $75 per person to Land Trust Alliance members, or $95 per person for non-members.
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The deadline for registration is Friday, May 14, 2010.
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