Though created for a specific land trust, this checklist works well as a general guide for the steps you and a land trust will go through to progress from initial meeting to signing the final easement contract.
Before getting an easement, it’s a good idea to talk to other landowners who have them and learn from their experiences. If you don’t know someone locally with an easement, the links in this Activity will let you hear firsthand from easement landowners
Most easements are held by local non-profit groups called land trusts. The first step in getting an easement is to meet with your local land trust to see if you and they will be good fits for each other.