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When Confronted with Condemnation

How should your land trust respond to a condemnation threat? While such issues are excluded from Terrafirma coverage, that doesn't mean there is nothing you can do. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but there are many opportunities early in the condemnation process to anticipate, divert and minimize damage to conservation values.

Generally, land trusts should:

  • discuss the threat with experienced legal counsel,
  • involve the appropriate outside parties, and
  • engage with and educate the condemning authority.

See more advice and resources on the Land Trust Alliance's Practical Pointer on Condemnation, available via The Learning Center.

Have questions? Please let us know. You can e-mail us directly or call 202-800-2219 for Lorri or 202-800-2248 for myself.


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