What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is the act of caring for the land and its resources. It is accomplished by the landowner and supported through a partnership with NALT. Together, we have a shared responsibility to protect the land for generations to come in perpetuity.
The landowner is responsible for all the day to day management of his/her land, and enjoys all the rights of ownership that have not been extinguished by the Conservation Easement. NALT is responsible for regular monitoring of the property to confirm that the provisions of the easement are honored in perpetuity. It is important to remember that NALT must be contacted when the owner plans to exercise certain reserved rights as described in the easement.
What are Reserved Rights?
In a NALT Conservation Easement, you will find a section called Restrictions that outlines the limitations necessary for protecting the Conservation Purposes and Conservation Values of the property.
After this section, you will find the Reserved Rights, which are specific activities that we have agreed can be conducted on the Conservation Area without adversely affecting the Conservation Values or Conservation Purposes. Reserved Rights may be conducted even if they would otherwise be prohibited by the previous Restrictions section.
Most Reserved Rights will need NALT’s approval, including major changes like building a structure, creating a manmade pond, cutting trails, establishing a driveway and more. If you have any questions or need our permission, contact us as soon as possible with your specific request.