The Conservation Easement Handbook

The Land Trust Alliance and The Trust for Public Land have revised and expanded The Conservation Easement Handbook, the definitive resource for land conservation professionals developing a conservation easement program to meet local acquisition needs.

Originally published in 1988, this new edition draws on 17 years of experience from more than a thousand American land trusts and offers something for everyone: practical how-to tips and checklists for land trust staff and board members; detailed drafting guidelines for attorneys; and many sample documents on a companion CD-ROM.

A significant new addition to the handbook is guidance specifically for public agency program staff working with conservation easements.

A detailed guide for establishing and maintaining a conservation easement program, the handbook provides technical guidelines for drafting conservation easements-complete with case studies, sample documents and references to landmark court decisions. 555 pp plus document CD-ROM.

The handbook $49.95 and is available on the Land Trust Alliance website.