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Reconciling Development and Natural Beauty: The Promise and Dilemma of Conservation Easements

  title={Reconciling Development and Natural Beauty: The Promise and Dilemma of Conservation Easements},
  author={Zachary Bray},
  journal={Environmental Law & Policy eJournal},
  • Zachary Bray
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • Environmental Law & Policy eJournal
Local and regional private land trusts are among the most important and most numerous conservation actors in contemporary America, and conservation easements are perhaps the key land conservation tools used by these trusts. This article examines various criticisms and proposals for reform of current conservation easement practice in light of a detailed survey of conservation easements held by local and regional land trusts in Massachusetts. More specifically, it provides important detail on… Expand
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