On November 10, 2022, the Michigan Appellate Court handed down a huge victory for conservation in deciding to keep a protected farm unified pursuant to a no division clause in the underlying conservation easement. The win sends a resounding national message that conservation advocates keep their promises to steward the land in perpetuity.

Successful land conservation is based on solid, sustainable conservation stewardship that include enforcement and defense. Conservation defense resources offer attorneys and other allied professionals and land trust personnel comprehensive guidance and resources to reduce and respond to stewardship challenges. From curated conservation case law summaries and legal opinions to our popular Practical Pointer series, we offer resources to help you safeguard the land and easements in your care.

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