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Canadian Legislation for Conservation Covenants, Easements and Servitudes




This report reviews the potential, range and legislative status (as of 1995) of conservation covenants, easements and servitudes that can be used to promote wetland conservation in Canada. It describes:

  • the meaning, benefits and barriers associated with these conservation tools
  • enabling provincial and territorial legislation
  • issues specific to the legislation and those pertaining to tax, assessment, planning and other laws
  • conservation easement legislation in the United States
  • considerations when preparing conservation covenant and easement legislation, complete with examples and references
Selected references and further reading are provided.

Additional Information:

Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, Nunavut

Submitted by: WetlandNetwork

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