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Stewardship Tools

These tools are primarily ownership and management options that can be applied to address stewardship needs.

Categories of Stewardship Tools

  • Land Sale or Exchange

    Land can be sold outright to a government entity or a conservation organization that will protect the land.

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  • Conservation Easements

    Conservation easements are most commonly used when outright donation or sale of property to an appropriate entity is not preferred.

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  • Development Rights

    Transfers or Purchase of Development Rights relocate potential development from an area where resources are environmentally sensitive to an area where increased development will not harm the landscape.

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