conservation easement

Definition of "conservation easement"
  1. A type of legal agreement between a landowner and a public or private organization (like a land trust), where the landowner accepts limits on how the land can be used (such as preventing development), and the organization commits to upholding these limits
How to use "conservation easement" in a sentence
  1. The farmer entered into a conservation easement to help preserve the natural landscape and prevent construction efforts on the land.
  2. By establishing a conservation easement, the property owners helped to protect the adjacent wildlife habitat.
  3. The local land trust oversees the conservation easement to ensure the stipulated land use restrictions are respected.

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