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Senate committee approves Mt. Hood Land Bill

A bill seeking to resolve a protracted land dispute on Mount Hood found success in a Senate Committee last week, which will bring the matter to the Senate floor for a vote. 41 more words

U.S. Congress

Conservation easements must be interpreted to encourage cooperation not conflict

Private investment in environmental conservation is exploding, totaling more than $8 billion over the last decade. That will likely continue to grow. Industry recognizes that consumers are more environmentally sophisticated than they used to be. 626 more words

Fluvanna BOS Approves Conservation Easement - Removes 331 Residential Units; Approves Two New Zion X-Roads Industrial Operations

By. Bryan Rothamel, Field Officer

Fluvanna County’s once unpopular Poplar Ridge residential subdivision proposal is now officially dead.

During a February 15 meeting, the Fluvanna Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a conservation easement for the property.  621 more words

Land Use

Preserved Property Owner Does Not Have Standing to Challenge Approved Use by Neighboring Preserved Property Owner

This post is not legal advice

I have written a few times on how the legal principle of standing can impact your ability to bring a lawsuit. 898 more words

Court Decisions

Save Tens of Thousands in Taxes by Giving Away Something You Didn't Want to Own Anyway

I know – the headline to this article sounds too good to be true, but it IS true! It’s called a “conservation easement,” it’s perfectly legal, and it may be the smartest financial move you ever make. 393 more words

Wills And Estates

We are thankful for beautiful places to hike, and for our conservation-minded landowners!

On Saturday, November 12th, we hosted a hike on our lovely 600-acre Webb Conservation Easement near Panthertown Valley in Jackson County. This beautiful property is bounded on the north side by Cedar Creek, a high quality tributary flowing into Webb Lake, which provides habitat for native brook trout. 298 more words


Farming In the Shadow of Crabtree Bald

This month we protected 32 acres of farmland in the shadow of Crabtree Bald in Haywood County. Located along Rush Fork Creek and adjacent to NC Scenic Byway 209, the farm contains prime agricultural soils and has been in the same family since the late 1700s. 241 more words

Farmland Preservation Program