Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation : Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 433-450 : Land Preservation and Institutional Design
Mahoney, Julia D.
In the past three decades, conservation servitudes, also known as conservation easements, have emerged as an important means of preserving lands of ecological, scenic, cultural, and historic value. Although exact figures are impossible to come by, it is estimated that more than nine million acres in the United States are subject to conservation servitudes held by land trusts and other organizations. The explosive success of this novel approach to land preservation has led to an increasing stream of questions and concerns.