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Practice 8C: Project Evaluation

Posted 2017 Updated June 7, 2018
Land Trust Alliance
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This guidance covers Practice 8C, which includes three elements:

  1. ⬤ Visually inspect properties before buying or accepting donations of conservation land or conservation easements to determine and document whether:

    1. ⬤ a. There are important conservation values on the property

    2. ⬤ b. The project meets the land trust’s project-selection criteria

  2. Evaluate potential threats to the conservation values on the property and structure the project to best protect those conservation values

  3. Evaluate any current or potential risks associated with the project, including to the land trust’s reputation or to the land trust community, and modify or decline the project if the risks outweigh the benefits

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