Stewarding Your Conservation Easement

Post-closing, eased properties are assigned a Stewardship Specialist. He/she serves as the primary contact for landowners, in matters pertaining to the management of their conservation easement encumbered property. Stewardship Specialists are responsible for conducting annual ground and aerial monitoring, as well as, for processing all related stewardship activities and requests identified through the monitoring visits or landowner communications.

Stewardship Specialists also manage administrative work, which includes:

  • Maintaining a stewardship file for each property
  • Maintaining Baseline Documentation Binder for each property
  • Maintaining a record of utilized retained rights for each property

The general process for the stewardship of WAC Conservation Easements is represented below. Red arrows indicate points in the process at which Easement Committee approvals are required. Monitoring occurs twice annually. The other activities represented (Notifications, Violations, Reserved Right Requests and Amendments) only occur if asked for by a landowner or if required because of an action for which the landowner is responsible.