Steps To An Easement
There are many different ways for a landowner to conserve his/her property. River Fields can help every landowner explore the options and assist them in meeting their goals. If River Fields is unable to meet a landowner’s specific needs, we can often point him/her to another entity that may be able to assist the landowner.
These “steps” are general guidelines on the process for donating a conservation easement donation.
- A River Fields representative tours the property.
- The Landowner and River Fields discuss the restrictions of an easement.
- The Landowner consults with advisors.
- River Fields reviews the project.
- The Landowner signs an Engagement Letter.
- River Fields obtains title information.
- The Landowner obtains a qualified appraisal.
- River Fields compiles a baseline documentation report of the property.
- The Landowner obtains mortgage subordination.
- River Fields drafts the conservation easement.
- River Fields calculates the stewardship endowments.
- River Fields formally agrees to accept the easement.
- The Landowner and River Fields sign and record the easement.
- River Fields begins stewardship of the conservation easement.