I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Conservation Easements: Structuring Effective Documents and Enforcing Terms and Conditions” scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 1:00pm−2:30pm EDT.
Our panel will examine conservation easements and the legal considerations to consider when drafting and enforcing an easement for the preservation of land and natural resources. The panel will discuss the benefits and limitations of these easements and the challenges associated with amending and enforcing the easements. Finally, the panel will offer best practices for using conservation easements.
I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed to the Metro Regional Government’s Natural Areas and Capital Program Performance Oversight Committee. The Committee provides independent citizen review for Metro’s Natural Areas Program as it buys land from willing sellers and supports projects to protect wildlife habitat, restore regional watersheds, and increase access to nature for those living in the Metro region. The Committee reviews the projects and acquisitions funded with taxpayer dollars to ensure the program is well-managed, staffed appropriately, utilizes effective tools and performance measures, and meets the bond’s defined goals. The responsibilities of the Committee have been recently expanded to include the oversight of the capital program for Metro’s 2018–2023 local option levy for parks and natural areas. For more information about Metro’s Natural Areas Program please visit:
My two and one-half years of involvement with Tillamook County’s Southern Flow Corridor Project successfully concluded in late May, 2015. The project will mitigate flooding while providing for wetland restoration and fish habitat improvement. For more information on this multi-year project go to: