Orienting New Landowners to Their Easements

Webinar Date
March 21, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Land Trust Alliance
Sarah O’Rear, Lena Pollastro
Sarah O’Rear, Lena Pollastro
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About This Webinar

The day will inevitably come when one of your properties under easement changes hands – whether that’s to a child, grandchild or a new person altogether. Many violations have traditionally been caused by successor landowners, so it’s in everyone’s best interest that a land trust take the time to build a relationship and layout the terms of the easement. But how to do that efficiently and effectively? Join stewardship experts Sarah O’Rear, The Land Trust for Tennessee, and Lena Pollastro, Land Trust of Napa County, as they discuss how to engage with new landowners and ensure they understand their easements. As a bonus, Lena will share her land trust’s new booklet for successor landowners, and Sarah will share her land trust’s stewardship packet that goes out to all new landowners.  

Here’s a look at what we will cover:  

  • Tips for identifying when land changes hands (hint: the landowner often fails to inform the land trust!). 

  • Strategies for engaging with new landowners and tracking those communications. 

  • Ideas for getting your board on-board with this aspect of stewardship.

If your organization is a Terrafirma member and anyone on your staff or board attends one of the webinars listed below, your organization will receive the Terrafirma risk management discount for the 2024 policy year.