Environmental Research and Mapping Facility

634 South Main Street

Jasper, Georgia 30143


Conservation Services
Baseline Documentation Reports
Conservation Easement Design
Conservation Easement Monitoring and Stewardship
Carbon Sequestration Validation Reports
Land Trust Alliance Accreditation
Timber Management Plans
Geographic Information Systems Services
Biological Field Surveys
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Conservation Easement Design


The most current tool in the land protection arsenal is the conservation easement. A conservation easement is a legal encumbrance sometimes including a transfer of usage rights which creates an enforceable land preservation agreement between a landowner and a qualified land protection organization (often called a "land trust"), or a government agency (municipality, county, state, federal), for the purposes of conservation. It restricts real estate development, commercial and industrial uses, and certain other activities on a property to a mutually agreed upon level. The property remains the private property of the landowner. If you have any further questions,

please contact us at info@ermf.org.