A number of land trust folks expressed the desire for a handout to give to owners of land subject to (or soon to be subject to) a conservation easement, the aim of the piece being to demonstrate the realness of the conservation easement and the seriousness of the land trust in upholding the easement. WeConservePA listened and has now published a two-page guide, The Durability of Conservation Easements: Favorable Law and Committed Holders Ensure Lasting Conservation, that land trusts can use in their landowner outreach. The introduction to the piece reads as follows:
Landowners grant conservation easements to conservation organizations (“land trusts”) in perpetuity. The conservation objectives of the easement and the associated restrictions on how land can be used are intended to be permanent. Land trusts and their allies across the nation go to great lengths to ensure this permanence.