conservation easement

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conservation easement

A voluntary restriction on land preventing development on the property in order to retain its natural condition.The restriction will remain on the property for all subsequent property owners unless it can be successfully removed by court order or by agreement of all affected parties. See easement.
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Tenders are invited for assistance in establishing a land conservation easement under the natural resource conservation services (nrcs) agricultural conservation easement program- agricultural land easement component (acep-ale).
Taxpayers pay to place environmentally sensitive croplands into conservation uses via the CRP, Wetlands Reserve Program, Grasslands Reserve Program, and the new 2014 Farm Bill's Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.
AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT [section] 8(c) (2002), available at http:// www.
It would create the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, which would coordinate the activities of the existing Wetlands Reserve Program, the Grassland Reserve Program, and the Farmland Protection Program.
An additional 2,000 acres of land could be preserved through an agricultural conservation easement.
Zurbrugg and Sokolow (2006) identified soil productivity and urban growth pressure as important variables in determining parcel suitability for national agricultural conservation easement programs.
purchasing an agricultural conservation easement to prevent the loss of farmland benefits or the transaction costs of accepting a donated easement) of site i.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government developed the first agricultural conservation easement program by a local government.
The local and state agricultural economy will benefit from this agreement and the resulting permanent agricultural conservation easement.
WREP is a special enrollment option under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
Several existing programs that retire or preserve wetlands and agricultural land have been combined in a new omnibus category called the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), based on their use of long-term easements as a conservation tool.

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