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Am I required to grant public access to my land?

Author: Stephanie Wiegand | 06/20/16

No. Only if you specify public access as a permitted use of the land.

A landowner may allow limited access to their land for educational or scientific purposes, but public access is not required by Jefferson Land Trust as a condition of accepting a conservation easement. However, the Land Trust is obligated to visit the site every year to assure the terms of the conservation easement are being honored.