Owley discusses the conundrum that occurs when climate change leads to a landscape that conflicts with conservation easement terms. A conservation easement that is too changeable endangers the perpetual protection that is the cornerstone of conservation easements. But, forcing the landscape to fit a conservation easement requires active management, something more often associated with fee-simple ownership.
Conservation Easements at the Climate Change Crossroads,
74 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol74/iss4/9