Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities


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A Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities

A practical how-to guide for municipalities considering holding conservation easements or establishing a conservation easement program

The Issue / Idea

“Municipalities are eligible holders of conservation easements, but have very little information on how – and why – municipalities might go about using this tool.”

The Project

To respond to the issue, the Miistakis Institute developed a ‘How To’ guide that informs municipalities about what conservation easements are, the municipal considerations for using this tool, details on what a conservation easement includes, and direction on how to create and administer a conservation easement program. The guide also comes with several Alberta-based resources and templates.

The sections of the guide are:

  • The Basics (What is a conservation easement?)
  • Conservation Easements and Municipalities (policy, planning, financial, and special considerations
  • Administration (preparing, creating, and stewarding a conservation easement and/or program)

Municipal Conservation Easement Guide

Coming soon!

Municipal Conservation Easement Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 1
10 Things Municipalities Should Know About CEs
Fact Sheet 2
Comparison of 3 Municipal Conservation Tools
Fact Sheet 3
Conservation Easement Sequence of Events
Fact Sheet 4
Overview of a Municipality’s Potential Costs Related to CEs


Municipal Conservation Easement Program Resources

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Conservation Easement Web Resources

Templates and Drafting Resources

Example Plans and Policies

Provincial Legislation

Support Organizations

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Organization

This project was undertaken by

The Miistakis Institute

Project budget

The funding required to complete this project was

$30,000

Status

Development of the guide began in Fall 2016 and is due for release in

October 2017

Supporters

Max Bell Foundation

Anonymous Foundation