Last updated: Fri Nov 28 08:56:11 +0000 2014

Hawk Mountain publishes new book Hawk Mountain: A Conservation Success Story arrives November 29

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will cap its 80th anniversary year with a new publication: Hawk Mountain: A Conservation Success Story,...
Women and Their Woods Initiative Receives Environmental Partnership Award

UPPER DELAWARE REGION, PA and NY— On Thursday, October 30th, the Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners awarded their tw...
Peace, Love, Land: Celebrate 20 Years with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy

UPPER DELAWARE REGION, PA and NY— Do you love where you live? Celebrate the Upper Delaware River region, our local communities,...
Tussey Mountain land purchased by ClearWater now part of Rothrock State Forest

(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) ClearWater Conservancy completed the purchase of 281 mountainside acres on Tussey Mountain in Harris and F...
159 Acres in Newlin Township Permanently Protected

Conservation easement surrounding Superfund site is the first of its kind in the country Media, Pa. – Natural Lands Trust annou...

Quote of the Day

“It is our task in our time and in our generation, to hand down undiminshed to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.”
— John F. Kennedy
Sub_cap

Other Model Documents

When using a model document, review the associated commentary.  The commentary provides optional and alternative provisions as well as guidance in applying the model to particular circumstances.

Your thoughts are valued. Please share your experiences using the models and submit suggestions to the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association for improving future editions of the models.

Model Stewardship Funding Covenant and Commentary

Used to secure payment of deferred contributions, private transfer fees and other conservation commitments made by present landowners and to be paid by either them or future owners. The model offers ten basic ways to structure stewardship funding arrangements. (Versions prior to 2012 were titled the Model Conservation Funding Covenant.)

Model Preliminary Agreement Regarding Conservation Easement Donation and Commentary

Used to spell out the terms under which landowners may donate and land trusts may accept a conservation easement. The model helps both land trusts and landowners avoid the costs and pains of misunderstandings in the process of establishing a conservation easement. The model puts into practice the research, analysis and recommendations of the Pledges and Donation Agreement guide. (Versions of the model prior to 2012 were titled the Model Donation Memorandum.) 

Model Mortgage Subordination and Commentary

Used to obtain "subordination" of a mortgage that pre-dates a conservation or trail easement. Subordination is critical for assuring that an easement will survive a bank foreclosure. It is also necessary if the landowner intends to use a donation of an easement for federal tax deduction purposes.

Model Water Quality Improvement Easement and Commentary

Secures long-term access through and to property for the purpose of remediating the effects of abandoned mine drainage.


About Us

Vision, mission goals and more

Archive

Articles & newsletters

Listserv

Get updates & respond

RSS Rss

Subscribe to
our feed


Conservation Easement Assistance Program Technical Assistance Program Terms of Use

The people of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association envision a prosperous Pennsylvania, where communities know that their treasured green places will endure. We envision a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where every child can safely play at a nearby park; where our productive farmland and forests are protected, securing our food and timber supply; and where wild places are preserved for wildlife and people.

Thank you to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for supporting the Association’s conservation efforts.

© 2014 Pennsylvania Land Trust Association