Completion of Manual for Landowners in Indiana and Illinois

In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, CLC has developed a manual for landowners in Indiana and Illinois who are interested in preserving their land by donating conservation easements, but are concerned that lingering mineral interests on their land could complicate or undermine their efforts. In many cases, old or unused mineral interests, including coal leases, oil and gas leases, and subsurface mineral estates, can remain an encumbrance on land long after extraction activities have ceased. This manual is intended to serve as a resource for landowners looking to free their land of such interests, clearing a path for the permanent protection of the land.

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