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Click on the links below to access the RI Conservation Easement Guidance Manual and Appendices.

RI Conservation Easement Guidance Manual (5.24 MB)

Appendix A: RI General Laws (12.7 KB)

Appendix B: Conservation Easement Example (109 KB) (to edit and adapt this document for your own work, click here for the Microsoft Word version)

Appendix C: Property Management Plan Example (95.2 KB) (to edit and adapt this document for your own work, click here for the Microsoft Word version)

Appendix D: Property Management Plan Checklist (49.8 KB) (to edit and adapt this document for your own work, click here for the Microsoft Word version)

Appendix E: Baseline Documentation Report Checklist (131 KB) (to edit and adapt this document for your own work, click here for the Microsoft Word version)

Appendix F: Sample Stewardship Endowment Calculation Worksheet (63.9KB) (to edit and adapt this document for your own work, click here for the Microsoft Word version)

Appendix G: Resources (13.7 KB)

 

Workshop on the new RI Conservation Easement Guidance Manual

Monday, November 30, 2009

and

Thursday, December 10, 2009

5:30 pm 7:30 pm
Conference Room 300, RI Dept. of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St. , Providence , RI

Who*:   Municipal officials, land trusts, conservation commissions...
( * attorneys and planners please note:  additional presentations will be provided (date TBD) for those seeking RI Bar Assn and AICP CEUs)    

Description:   Conservation development is an effective way for communities to preserve meaningful open space in perpetuity as land is developed. To ensure that conservation values are preserved in perpetuity, a conservation easement must be carefully written and follow prescribed procedures to maintain the desired conservation restrictions. 
 
Peter Ruggiero, Esq., AICP, Exeter town solicitor and attorney with Ruggiero, Orton & Brochure, will explain how conservation easements are drafted, reviewed, put into action, and effectively enforced to ensure that conservation parcels remain protected in perpetuity.  Topics to be covered include ownership and management of conservation parcels, developing, writing and recording conservation easements, and monitoring and insurance considerations.  There will ample time for questions and answers.

Copies of the new Manual will be available at this workshop and on the DEM and Narragansett Bay Research Reserve websites.
 
Cost:   FREE, but registration required.  Pizza will be served!

Registration:    Please register with Jennifer West, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve Coastal Training Program Coordinator, at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x7413.  

Sponsored by:   RI Department of Environmental Management 
                        Narragansett Bay Research Reserve Coastal Training Program

 

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