Stewardship

When the CPC agrees to protect a property with a conservation easement, we take on the perpetual obligation to protect the property. At least once a year we monitor each property to insure that the terms of the conservation easement are being followed, and file a monitoring report. We also meet with landowners to answer questions or concerns; meet with other stakeholders related to compliance with the easement; and, meet with potential buyers of conserved properties to explain the conservation easement conditions. CPC’s conservation easements are not written with the intent of placing a “bubble” around the protected properties. Instead, they are designed to protect a property’s conservation values to ensure that it’s available to produce the water, food, fiber and amenities needed by all of us.