Winter 2017

Newsletter Archive


Miistakis Institute releases Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities

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Can municipalities hold conservation easements?

Yes, they can - and some Alberta municipalities have done so since the enabling legislation was created 20 years ago! However, the use of conservation easements by municipalities is still a bit of a mystery.

So, are conservation easements the right tool for your municipality?

That depends on a number of things, but they can be an efficient and effective tool for municipalities. Answering the questions about the "should we" and "how would we" is the focus of our new guidebook, Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities.

You can download the Guide and its associated resources for free from the Community Conserve web site at: http://www.communityconserve.ca/completed-projects/ceguide/