A draft of the 3rd edition of the Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants for Riparian Buffer Protection was posted at ConservationTools.org on 3/16/2017 for public review. The draft is available in both Word and PDF format. Comments on the draft are due by April 20, 2017. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This model is based on the 7th edition of the Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants. Unlike that model, which provides three levels of protection to address various conservation objectives across a property, this model uses a single set of objectives and restrictions to protect a riparian buffer.
The 3rd edition features integrated commentary specific to riparian protection projects. In addition, the 7th edition’s extensive commentary provides guidance on the large number of easement provisions and matters that aren’t specific to riparian projects.