Definitions for "Conservation Easements"
The permanent protection of natural areas within sub-divisions or corporate boundaries. While holding easements does not entail ownership, liability, or maintenance responsibilities, it does grant control to a third party to prohibit further development or other changes that would be inconsistent with the preservation objectives stated in the easement.
A non-possessory interest in land which restricts the manner in which the land may be developed in an effort to reserve natural resources for future use.
A preservation tool that may be used by a land trust or conservation group to limit development.