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Saving the Ranch : Conservation Easement Design In The American West - Anthony Anella

Saving the Ranch

Conservation Easement Design In The American West

Paperback Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9781559634731
Number Of Pages: 176

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With land values skyrocketing and cattle prices falling, ranchers across the American West are seeking to capitalize on a lifetime of stewardship. The solution for many comes in the form of a conservation easement - voluntary legal agreement that permanently protects the conservation values of a property by limiting or restricting future development. Saving the Ranch is a concise and readable guide to conservation easements for ranchers, conservationists, and developers concerned with protecting the natural and scenic values of ranch lands in the western United States. The book shows how ranchers can reduce estate taxes, generate and shelter income, and combine land conservation with estate planning. Case studies explore how conservation easements have been used, helping readers to understand the variety of circumstanees under which easements can be effective. Throughout the book, photographs, maps, and illustrations bring to life the examples presented and the situations described. Saving the Ranch gives ranchers the information they need to continue their stewardship of natural resources while identifying and capturing the conservation value of their land. It is an essential new

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xiv
Introductionp. 1
The Rancher's Choicesp. 5
Conservation Easementsp. 15
Questions and Answers about Conservation Easementsp. 30
Assembling Professional Advisersp. 41
The Baseline Reportp. 51
Conservation Easement Designp. 61
Sieve Mappingp. 69
Conservation Development Designp. 83
Financial and Tax Advantagesp. 97
Case Studiesp. 107
Stewardshipp. 137
Saving the Ranchp. 145
Model Deed of Conservation Easementp. 147
Bibliographyp. 163
About the Authorsp. 164
Indexp. 165
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ISBN: 9781559634731
ISBN-10: 1559634731
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 28.0  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 4