Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law, Vol. 26, p. 47, 2005
10 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2009
Date Written: 2005
This article briefly describes conservation easements and the dramatic growth in the use of such easements over the past two and a half decades. The article then highlights some of the more troubling issues that have arisen as a result of the growth in the use of conservation easements, as well as proposals for reform. The article concludes on an optimistic note, asserting that if reforms can be successfully implemented, conservation easements can emerge from their troubled adolescence to take their appropriate adult role in the panoply of land conservation techniques, and may help lead us to a new paradigm of private property ownership.
Keywords: conservation easements, conservation servitudes
JEL Classification: K11, K32, L3, Q15, Q24
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
McLaughlin, Nancy A., Conservation Easements - A Troubled Adolescence (2005). Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law, Vol. 26, p. 47, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1460187