Month: July 2014

State legislature plans to cap public land holdings

The Michigan State Senate recently passed SB 248, which would cap the amount of land the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) can hold in the public interest at 4.65 million acres. Once it reaches the proposed cap, the MDNR would have to dispose of an equivalent amount of acres before it could acquire additional […]

State Tax Law Encourages Donations of Conservation Easements

A conservation easement (CE) is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a qualified nonprofit conservation organization or government entity that allows a landowner to limit the type or amount of development on their property while retaining private ownership of the land. It may apply to all or only a portion of the land […]