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Title: U.S. Forest Service Stewardship Financing of Forest Legacy Conservation Easements
Author: Brickner-Wood, Dea
Publication: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PA, September 2013, NA-FR-01-14
Key Words: forest legacy program, funding, conservation, easements, stewardship financing
Abstract: Conservation easements are an important tool to protect land that enables private landowners to continue ownership and use of the land. States that protect land under Forest Legacy Program conservation easements are responsible for the administration, monitoring, and enforcement of those conservation easements in perpetuity. Providing high quality and consistent stewardship to these conservation easements can be challenging when faced with fiscal and capacity limitations.
Developed by the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, this report offers a snapshot of state Forest Legacy Progam stewardship/monitoring operations and experiences as well as options for financing long-term conservation easement stewardship. The resources highlighted in the report can assist state managers in strengthening the capacity of their present and future program needs.
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