Conservation Esasement Monitoring

Well it’s officially fall and with the change in seasons comes conservation easement monitoring.  A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a private landowner and a conservation entity that limits the land modification activities on a piece of property.  Conservation easements are a great way to have land in conservation but still allow the landowner to recreate on the property and in some cases even have a residence or a hunt camp.  We have 14 easements in the coastal plain region and they have to be monitored yearly to ensure landowner compliance with the terms of the easement.  It’s a great opportunity to get out and see some interesting places!

Some easements are monitored by kayaking...so fun!

Some easements are monitored by kayaking…so fun!

This is work?

This is work?

The Black River

The Black River

The Black River in Sampson County

The Black River in Sampson County

A small creek on an easement in Sampson County.

A small creek on an easement in Sampson County.

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About secpnc

My name is Sara Babin and I am the Conservation Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy Southeast Coastal Plain program in Wilmington, NC. Our office is responsable for the maintenance and restoration of 35,000 acres of preserve land owned by The Nature Conservancy. We protect the land for ecologically significant species in hopes to ensure a lasting natural history legacy for future generations to enjoy. This blog will highlight our most exciting activities and events with much of the focus being on our controlled burn program. With this blog we hope to share the ins and outs of what we do and how it is bettering the world for plants, animals, and people.
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