After years of hard work and persistence by the Land Trust Alliance, our land trust members and our allies on Capitol Hill — and in the face of well-resourced opposition — Congress finally passed the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act as part of its year-end “omnibus” spending bill.

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More than anything else, a land trust is defined by the land it protects. Doing deals means understanding the process from the first landowner conversation all the way to recordation. Here you'll find the nuts and bolts of the acquisition process, from setting your priorities to closing the deal to recording the deed or easement. 

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