Easement or public land? An economic analysis of different ownership modes for nature conservation measures in California

  title={Easement or public land? An economic analysis of different ownership modes for nature conservation measures in California},
  author={Oliver Sch{\"o}ttker and Maria Jo{\~a}o Santos},
  journal={Conservation Letters},
Biodiversity conservation requires space where conservation measures are implemented for a desired purpose. Setting land aside for conservation has been widely applied, while novel conservation modes (private–public partnerships, private multipurpose land management) may be fundamental to achieve conservation goals. We perform an economic analysis of the cost development for two conservation options in California, in‐fee and easements, from 1970 to today. We find that in‐fee options have lower… 
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