PRACTICE

B. Baseline Documentation Report

For every conservation agreement, the land trust has a baseline documentation report (that includes a baseline map and photographs) prepared prior to closing and signed by the landowner at closing. Both the landowner and the land trust should hold at least one original copy. The report documents the important conservation values protected by the conservation agreement and the relevant conditions of the property as necessary to monitor and enforce the conservation agreement. In the event that seasonal conditions prevent the completion of a full baseline documentation report by closing, the baseline documentation report may include an interim baseline documentation report and an acknowledgement it will be replaced by a full report. This interim report and acknowledgement will be signed by the landowner at closing.