Conservation easement conundrums

Lay, Jennie
March 2008
High Country News;3/31/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p4
The article reports on the problems that affect the advocacy of Erin Toll, director of Colorado Division of Real Estate, on land conservation easements in Colorado. It is very evident that Toll exerts so much effort in protecting the integrity of land conservation supported by innovative tools including lottery-funded land protection program and a transferable state income tax credit. However, the program on protecting the land is confronted by various problems including the lack of commitment of the people as well as the very light attention that the government had given the program. Moreover, many landowners also complained on the very slow progress of the land conservation program and the uncertainties on the methods set by the government.


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