Gustanski and Wright talk about conservation easements and the public-private interface. The ease of application across varied lands coupled with the financial and tax-associated benefits of conservation easements have driven the popularity of their use in conserving private lands across the US. Conservation easements typically require sizeable public funding resources, which are provided through either direct public expenditures via diverse public programs established to promote the conservation of land or through tax benefits.
Julie Ann Gustanski & John B. Wright,
Exploring Net Benefit Maximization: Conservation Easements and the Public-Private Interface,
74 Law and Contemporary Problems
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