Course

Conservation Easements: Legal Principles, Valuation, and Applications

Offered in inglês

Conservation easements play an important role in protecting natural landscapes and sensitive habitats, and in promoting sustainable land use practices. In this course, students will explore the principles, applications, controversies, and implications of this land policy instrument.

The course begins with an introduction and overview of conservation easements, setting the stage to explore their uses in land policy. Throughout the modules, students will also review the legal principles, valuation methods, and federal tax provisions associated with conservation easements, while gaining insights from real-world examples and exploring strategies to address controversial aspects of this tool.

 

Modules

Module 1: Introduction and Overview

Module 2: Conservation Easements as an Instrument of Land Policy

Module 3: Why Are Conservation Easements Important? A Cape Cod, MA, Example

Module 4: Legal Principles of Property Taxation and Conservation Easements, Part I

Module 5: Legal Principles of Property Taxation and Conservation Easements, Part II

Module 6: The Appraisal of Conservation Easements

Module 7: Considerations for Valuing Restricted Land

Module 8: Valuing Land Affected by Conservation Easements: Guidance from Federal Law and Regulations, Part I

Module 9: Valuing Land Affected by Conservation Easements: Guidance from Federal Law and Regulations, Part II

Audience

Policymakers, professionals working in the field of environmental protection, planners, appraisers and valuation experts, lawyers and legal professionals specialized in land use and property law, and property owners interested in learning more about conservation easements.

Learning Goals

After finishing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain what conservation easements are and their purpose
  • Explain the uses of conservation easements as a land policy instrument
  • Identify different types of easements
  • Identify controversial aspects of conservation easements and propose ways to mitigate them
  • Discuss the effects of conservation easements on property values
  • Identify the federal tax provisions that address conservation easements

Details

Course Type
Cursos de Auto-estudo
Language
inglês
Registration Fee
Free
Educational Credit Type
Lincoln Institute certificate

Keywords

Avaliação, Preservação, Restrições de Preservação, Servidão, Planejamento Ambiental, Uso do Solo, Valor da Terra, Recursos Naturais, Espaço Aberto, Planejamento, Desenvolvimento Sustentável