Category Archives: Opinion

Understanding legal defense of conservation easements

“It is not if there will be an infringement against a conservation easement, it is when” this is a common statement in the land trust world. Interesting though, the majority of these infringements are very minor, things like cutting of … Continue reading

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What About a Municipal “Conservation” Plan ?

Every Alberta municipality with a population over 3500 must adopt a “Municipal Development Plan.” This is the overarching statutory document of a municipality. In other jurisdictions this is called an “Official Community Plan” or a “Comprehensive Plan.” Regardless, the role … Continue reading

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Should Conservation Easements be “Perpetual”?

My feet are size 9 . As far as I know, there is no legal impediment to my feet being size 7. There is no law, no regulation, no legal precedent, no case law, no common law understanding – nothing … Continue reading

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