Legal Problems Arising out of Highway Programs. Topic 18-01. Legal Aspects of Conservation Easements--A Primer for Transportation Agencies

This digest provides assistance to legal practitioners in drafting documents for the acquisition and maintenance of conservation easements. Broad concepts are presented here in order to provide a strong legal basis from which the transportation agency professional may gain an understanding of the need for certain provisions within conservation easements. Many significant resources exist that will provide more in depth coverage of each topic. The reader is encouraged to consult the references listed when greater coverage of a specific topic would be helpful. This digest should be helpful to attorneys, transportation administrators, planners, real estate officials, engineers, real property owners and others who are interested in this subject.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-06, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    McDaniel, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    White & Smith, LLC

  • Start Date: 20110601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01556452
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-06, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2015 1:00AM