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If I put a conservation easement on my property, must I allow public access?

by Bergen Tjossem

No. You are not required to allow public access, even if public funds are used to purchase the conservation easement. Most of the property protected with Eagle Valley Land Trust conservation easements remains in private ownership with public access restricted by the landowner. However, the Land Trust does currently hold easements on several properties on which public access is not only allowed, but encouraged.

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