SCLTN Summer Member Meeting - 2022
Dr. Caitlin Dyckman, Associate Professor in the Planning Program of the Department of City Planning & Real Estate Development at Clemson University and her colleagues, Dr. David White, Dr. Stella Self, and Ph.D. Candidate Anna Overby, will share salient results of an on-going study examining how, why, and the effect of placing conservation easements on the landscape over time.
This work was funded by the National Science Foundation and offers insight into conservation easements’ qualities such as purpose(s), duration, and public accessibility, as well as patterns in their spatial adjacency to other easements.
The research team will present results of multiple methods (spatial datasets, land trust interviews, landowner surveys) to understand the coupled social and ecological consequences of conservation easements, including land trusts’ approaches to conservation easement placement, and land trust and landowner insights into data privacy and climate change. The findings should offer practice considerations when accepting your next conservation easement.