Document / Practice

Practice 11C: Conservation Easement Monitoring

Posted 2018 Updated March 21, 2023
Land Trust Alliance
About This Practice

This guidance covers Practice 11C, which has two elements:

  1. Adopt a written policy and/or procedure for monitoring conservation easements that establishes consistent monitoring protocols and recordkeeping procedures 

  2. ▲ Monitor each conservation easement property at least once per calendar year

    1. ▲ a. If the land trust uses aerial monitoring, conduct on-the-ground monitoring at least once every five years

    2. ▲ b. Promptly document the annual monitoring activities for each conservation easement 

Accreditation indicator element | ■ Terrafirma enrollment prerequisite | ▲ Required for both

March 2023 update: Added accreditation requirement on monitoring methods under Practice Element 11C2