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Forest Management for Easement-Protected Land

O'Rourke Easement (17)

The purpose of a conservation easement is to protect a myriad of conservation values, often including forest resources. Although there is nothing wrong with taking a “preservationist” approach and letting natural processes prevail in your forest, it is widely acknowledged that because forests are renewable resources they can be periodically logged and still provide many ecological and social functions and values (like wildlife habitat, beautiful scenery, watershed protection, clean air, healthy soils, and recreation). However, forests can also be badly managed to the detriment of all those things. (Click here for full article)