"Plum Creek's primary business is timber and with the WMAs that doesn't change," said Donald Wood, Plum Creek's Recreational Lease
The new model act would extend recreational lease
coverage to nonprofit organizations and allow tax abatement as an incentive.
On direct land grants to private sports clubs at nil or nominal premium, the Administration started the private recreational lease policy review in September 2013.
The Home Affairs Bureau will take the lead in conducting the private recreational lease policy review from a sports policy perspective and will involve other concerned policy bureaux and departments as necessary.
In reviewing the private recreational lease policy, we will take into account factors such as sports development needs, land use, site and facilities utilisation, the interests of the lessees and their members, and the wider public interest.
In the course of the review, we will also consider how to ensure an appropriate apportionment of sports and non-sports facilities on private recreational lease sites.
Under the decision, Skokie will sign a Recreational Lease
with ComEd for the use of its property for 2 decades with renewal provisions.
Big landowners, such as timber companies, were already offering recreational leases, and they became much more popular after the war.
While many large recreational leases still remain, several have gone by the wayside.
TNC pledged that, while a strategic plan for the future of the Finch land tract is being formulated, all private recreational leases
will continue to be renewed on an annual basis.
So we created the Hunting Lease Network (www.nationalhuntingleases.com)." Franchisees develop and manage recreational leases
on private land, creating new income for landowners and new hunting opportunities for the sportsmen.