2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is now accepting applications for both Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
ALE funds are available to land trusts, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and tribes that have existing programs to purchase conservation easements that protect the agricultural use and conservation values of privately owned land.
ACEP's agricultural land easements not only protect the long-term viability of the nation's food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses, they also support environmental quality, wildlife habitat, historic preservation and protection of open spaces.
In FY 2014 and FY 2015, NRCS invested more than $600 million in ACEP funding to help landowners engage in voluntary conservation to provide long-term protection of an estimated 250,000 acres of farmland, grassland, and wetlands through more than 750 new easements.
In order to maintain our public utilities infrastructure, we must maintain our utility easements to ensure that above- and below-ground pipelines are functional.
The current plan is for members of Public Utilities and Parks and Recreation to review utility easements in the field and determine what should be removed to access, operate and maintain the Public Utilities infrastructure.
submitted to the City Council a revised order of land taking and easements necessary for the construction of a new $58 million Nelson Place Elementary School.
The college donated to the city at no cost an easement that will allow emergency access to the back of the new school, and two of the temporary easements for the school project over land it owns.
However, because intervening mammoth buildings could someday block these much sought-after views, developers are seeking light and air easements from buildings bordering Central Park.
A luxury co-operative building on Central Park South was recently represented by BBWG in the transfer of a light and air easement to a developer.
The appraiser concluded that, had the conservation easements
not been granted, the properties would have a highest and best use as a gravel mining operation.
faces is the enforcement of the easements
The district court held the easements
were not "sales" and permitted the taxpayer to reduce his basis in the entire property.
At their core, preservation easements
are intended to provide
One solution is to put a conservation easement
on the property.