Land Preservation Techniques

Land conservation and preservation activities are flourishing. As a result, the need to understand current trends, innovative techniques, complex negotiation strategies, and partnership and funding opportunities is significant. Learn about:

  • Regional and cooperative strategic planning efforts
  • Latest statutes, case law and administrative guidelines affecting land preservation
  • Links between state and federal requirements (such as endangered species protection) and local preservation efforts
  • Links between local land-use planning efforts and regional land preservation
  • Use of conservation easements, transferable development rights, purchase/lease back, rural clustering and other tools for agricultural and open space protection
  • Using the development process to achieve preservation objectives
  • Strategies and case studies for negotiating and packaging complex acquisition agreements and partnerships with funding, regulatory and nonprofit groups
  • The fundamentals of the acquisition process for land conservation purposes
  • Pitfalls and typical questions, and how to resolve them
  • Questions and issues to address in the management and monitoring of land and easements
  • New funding opportunities and useful resources and contacts

This course is designed for anyone with interests or responsibilities in land or resource protection. Land trusts and nonprofit staff, planners, administrators, decision-makers, attorneys, environmental consultants, agency staff, activists and others will find this material useful.

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