Model Grants of Conservation Easement
When using a model easement, please review the associated commentary! The commentary provides optional and alternative easement provisions as well as guidance in applying the model to particular circumstances.
Note that in addition to model grants of conservation easement, the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association provides:
- model trail easements
- model fishing access easements
- model mortgage subordinations, donation memoranda, conservation funding covenants and more.
Model Grant of Conservation Easement, 6th edition
The model is the standard of choice for most land trusts, local governments and landowners in Pennsylvania and is used by many conservationists outside of PA. Now in its 6th edition, the model is continuously tested and regularly reviewed for potential improvement.
- Model 10/10/2011) WORD
- Commentary (10/10/2011) WORD
- Compare 6th and 5th editions of Model PDF
- Compare 6th and 5th editions of Commentary PDF
- Link to Library Item
Model Grant of Conservation Easement for Riparian Buffer Protection (Riparian Buffer Protection Agreement), 2nd edition
This model grant of conservation easement is specifically designed for riparian buffer protection projects. The model applies a single set of conservation objectives and restrictions to the area to be conserved. (PALTA's Model Grant of Conservation Easement, in contrast, enables users to set different conservation objectives and restriction for different areas of a property.)