Rissman talks about evaluating conservation easement effectiveness requires interdisciplinary research that reaches beyond legal analysis to examine how easements influence human behaviors, which subsequently influence environmental conditions. Conservation easement effectiveness is not a fixed target, but is influenced over time by social and ecological landscape change. The promise of perpetuity is central to the appeal of conservation easements within the conservation movement.
Adena R. Rissman,
Evaluating Conservation Effectiveness and Adaptation in Dynamic Landscapes,
74 Law and Contemporary Problems
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