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NCHRP 20-06/Topic 18-01 [Final]

Legal Aspects of Conservation Easements—A Primer for Transportation Agencies
[ NCHRP 20-06 (Legal Problems Arising out of Highway Programs) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $36,500
Research Agency: White & Smith, LLC
Principal Investigator: James B. McDaniel
Effective Date: 6/1/2011
Completion Date: 6/30/2012

This digest provides assistance to legal practitioners in drafting documents for the acquisition and maintenance of conservation easements. Broad concepts are presented here in order to provide a strong legal basis from which the transportation agency professional may gain an understanding of the need for certain provisions within conservation easements. Many significant resources exist that will provide more in depth coverage of each topic. The reader is encouraged to consult the references listed when greater coverage of a specific topic would be helpful.

This digest should be helpful to attorneys, transportation administrators, planners, real estate officials, engineers, real property owners and others who are interested in this subject.

STATUS: This project has been completed, and the results have been published as NCHRP Legal Research Digest No. 60 which is available for download from the TRB website.

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