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  • n  (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land)
  • n  the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

  • He had decried the prewar app easement policies of the Conservative leaders Baldwin and Chamberlain.
  • At week's end jubilant residents promised the state easements on at least 2,000 of the district's acres, in effect freezing the land in its present condition.
  • Range notes that almost 34 million acres have been protected by easements in the past 25 years.
News & Articles

  • Program monitoring conservation pacts gets Byram tryout
    BYRAM -- The Township Council voted 3-0 Tuesday to move forward with a plan that would make Byram a model township for a conservation easement management pilot program.
    June 19, 2013 - New Jersey Herald
  • Pitkin County OK with Windstar property sale
    ASPEN —The sale of the Windstar property in April didn't violate any conditions of a conservation easement held by Pitkin County, according to the County Attorney's Office.
    June 18, 2013 - Denver Post
  • NC group offers reward for stolen Venus flytraps
    A North Carolina environmental group is offering a $1,500 reward to find the thief who stole more than 1,000 Venus flytraps from a city garden in Wilmington. The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust says it was outraged by the theft at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden where the organization holds a conservation easement and hosts a Flytrap Frolic for children in the spring. Someone took ...
    June 18, 2013 - WSOC-TV Charlotte

  • Mark Sanford in Earthtimes (press release)
    Given the sheer size of this easement, this is a big win for South Carolina and our efforts to preserve and protect the quality of life here in our state,said Gov. Mark Sanford . "This tract is incredibly significant from an ecological...
  • Mike McGrath in Forbes
    If you use state land for grazing leases, or if you develop oil and gas on state land, or even if you build a bridge on state land or have an irrigation project, you have to pay a fee and you get an easement to do that,McGrath said. "These...

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