Conservation Easements are in Perpetuity, Right?

Conservation Easements are in Perpetuity, Right?

The Conservation Alliance provided comments to the Teton County Scenic Preserve Trust (TCSPT) Board on the proposed Ranches at Spring Creek easement amendment located in Spring Gulch.   

The TCSPT Board heard the request on August 1, 2023.  The application was continued to allow the applicant to work out some details regarding a proposed redundant access road across the easement which will impact wetlands.   

The Open Space Resources Resolution of Teton County, WY is the governing document for the Trust and requires among other things that easement amendments result in a “net conservation benefit”.  See the Alliance’s full comments on the proposed amendment here. 

The continued hearing provides an additional opportunity to urge TCSPT Board to ensure that easement amendments are in line with the Open Spaces Resources Resolution and that they do result in a net conservation benefit. 

Email the TCSPT Board today!


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