August 13, 2003
The Timberjay recently ran an article about “conservation easements”.
In the article, conservation easements were noted as an effective means to reduce development pressure on Lake Vermilion. Several Lake Vermilion area private property owners already participate in conservation easements. Typically, with an easement, a landowner retains ownership (and the rights included with ownership) but surrender the right to develop the property beyond a single residence of their own. The restrictions on the property are legally-attached to the deed and remain in perpetuity.
If you have an interest, please go to “The Minnesota Land Trust” web site for additional information on conservation easements.