Amending and Terminating Perpetual Conservation Easements

Probate & Property, Vol. 23, p. 52, 2009

5 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2009  

Nancy A. McLaughlin

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Mark Benjamin Machlis

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Until fairly recently, little consideration had been given to precisely what it means to protect land 'in perpetuity' with a conservation easement. But as perpetual conservation easements have begun to age, and the protected lands have begun to change hands, questions have arisen regarding the circumstances under which these instruments can be amended or terminated. This short article outlines the current guidance on this issue and offers some drafting suggestions.

Keywords: conservation easement, conservation servitude, amendments, termination, cy pres, perpetuity

JEL Classification: H20, H24, K11, K32, L31, Q15, Q24

Suggested Citation

McLaughlin, Nancy A. and Machlis, Mark Benjamin, Amending and Terminating Perpetual Conservation Easements (2009). Probate & Property, Vol. 23, p. 52, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1461159

Nancy A. McLaughlin (Contact Author)

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

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Mark Benjamin Machlis

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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