Conservation Easement

Director Bill Weeks Named Chair of American Bar Association Task Force on Conservation Easement Law

Director Bill Weeks Named Chair of American Bar Association Task Force on Conservation Easement Law

Conservation Law Center Director Bill Weeks has been named Chair of an American Bar Association Task Force on Conservation Easement Law. Under the auspices of the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section, the Task Force will work over the next year to develop recommendations for improving the clarity of applicable federal tax law, and the enhancing the conservation results achieved.

CLC Co-Sponsors Conference on Conservation Easement Law

CLC Co-Sponsors Conference on Conservation Easement Law

The CLC believes that conservation easements are essential for conservation, and that they will be more effective if key public officials know how they work. Thus, in May, CLC joined with the Columbia University School of Law Charities Oversight Project and the National Association of State Charities Officials to sponsor a conference on the law of conservation easements.

Completion of Manual for Landowners in Indiana and Illinois

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.