The Deed of Conservation Easement represents a legally binding contract between a landowner (Grantor) and WAC (Grantee). In signing the Deed, both parties agree to follow its terms and conditions. In the event a breach of the contract is identified by WAC, the process for resolving a violation is outlined in WAC’s Enforcement Policy.
Violations are less likely to occur if a landowner is well educated about the terms and conditions of the Deed of Conservation Easement. Continued and regular monitoring and open communication between landowners and CE Program staff is the best method to avoid such incidences.