Foreword to Conservation Easements: New Perspectives in an Evolving World

8 Pages Posted: 27 May 2010 Last revised: 30 Nov 2013

Date Written: December 1, 2011


This publication of Duke Law School is a ground breaking symposium centered on the use of perpetual conservation easements to protect natural habitat, scenic areas, recreational areas and native species. The symposium addresses such controversial issues as tracking conservation easements, the charitable tax deduction for donated conservation easements, incorporating conservation easements in zoning and land use processes, tradeable conservation easements, legislative termination of conservation easements, climate change and conservation easements, and the doctrine of merger as applied to conservation easements. Eleven of the most authoritative and widely published authors on conservation easements contributed.

Keywords: conservation easements, conservation easement regulation, conservation easement taxation, conservation easement amendment, conservation easement termination

Suggested Citation

Olmsted, James L., Foreword to Conservation Easements: New Perspectives in an Evolving World (December 1, 2011). Duke Journal of Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 74, No. 4, 2011. Available at SSRN:

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