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Sources

Agopian, N.M., and M. Harm Benson. 2007. Conservation Easements: Wyoming Update. Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative. Laramie, Wyoming: Ruckelshaus Institute (January).

Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee. 2008. A Toolkit to Protect the Integrity of Greater Yellowstone Area Landscapes. Available online at: http://www.fedgycc.org/about/priorities/protect-the-integrity-of-greater-yellowstone-area-landscapes/


Jackson Hole Land Trust. n.d. Steps to Donating a Conservation Easement. Available online at: http://jhlandtrust.org/land-protection/conserve-your-land/.


Stein, S.M., R.E. McRoberts, R.J. Alig, M.D. Nelson, D.M. Theobald, M. Eley, M. Dechter, and M. Carr. Forests on the Edge: Housing Development on America’s Private Forests. Portland, Oregon: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p.

Teton Regional Land Trust. 2010. Easements Process, Criteria, and Appraisals. Available online at: http://www.tetonlandtrust.org/

The Nature Conservancy. n.d. “Conservation Easements.” Available online at: https://www.nature.org/about-us/private-lands-conservation/conservation-easements/

U.S. Forest Service. n.d. Forest Service Handbook 5409.13, Chapter 30: Land Exchanges.

Western Governors’ Association, The Trust for Public Land, and National Cattleman’s Beef Association. 2002. Purchase of Development Rights: Conserving Lands, Preserving Western Livelihoods (June).

Additional Resources

Boelter, A., and K.D. Mays. 2004. Public Opinion in Wyoming on Conserving Agricultural Lands and Open Space. Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative. Laramie, Wyoming: Ruckelshaus Institute.

Harm Benson, M. 2004. “Perpetuity” – What Does it Mean for Conservation Easements and the Wyoming Constitution? Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative. Laramie, Wyoming: Ruckelshaus Institute.

Iversen, J., and A. Perrigo. 2002. Public Funding Mechanisms for Open Space Protection: An Introduction for Wyoming. Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative. Laramie, Wyoming: Ruckelshaus Institute.

Land Trust Alliance. n.d. “Conserving the Places We Love.” Available online at: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/


Lummis, C., ed. 1997. Wyoming, Like No Place on Earth: Ways to Conserve Wyoming’s Wonderful Open Lands – A Guide Book. A Project of Governor Jim Geringer’s Open Spaces Initiative.

Merenlender, A.M., L. Huntsinger, G. Guthey, and S.K. Fairfax. 2004. Land Trusts and Conservation Easements: Who is Conserving What for Whom? Conservation Biology 18(1): 65–75.

Perrigo, A., and J. Iversen. 2002. Conservation Easements: An Introductory Review for Wyoming. Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative. Laramie, Wyoming: Ruckelshaus Institute.

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