2015 Conservation Easement Summit
On April 8 and 9th, 2015 County Commissioners, Legislators, landowners and the media gathered in Oakley, Kansas for KNRC’s first Conservation Easement Conference.
Speakers from across the country shared on a variety of CE topics, including the tax implications, litigation, land devaluation, and impacts of government-funded, environmental group sponsored Conservation Easement initiatives.
Complementing the CE talks was a lively discussion by a diverse panel of professionals: a Land Trust Executive, officials from the government and military, a landowner, and a well-known litigator.
The 2015 CE conference was topped off by Keynote Speaker and Congressman Tim Huelskamp, who spoke on current Environmental legislation and the listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Conference Program, speaker profiles, slides and detailed information can be viewed below.
Program and other information
Brochure April 8 & 9, 2015 Conservation Easement Conference
KNRC 1st Annual Conservation Easement Conference | News Release | 3/06/15
Capacity Crowd Gathers At KNRC Conference | 4/10/15 | Leader & Times | Liberal, KS
Conservation Easement Drawbacks Discussed By Candace Krebs | 4/19/15 | Ag Journal | La Junta, CO
Attorney Calls Easements A ‘Government Land Grab’ By Larry Dreiling | 4/20/15 | High Plains Journal
KNRC 1st Annual Conservation Easement Conference Summary | News Release | 4/15/15
PDF files of our speaker presentations from the 2015 CE Summit area available for KNRC members. Attorney, Harriet Hagemen spoke on public policy for land management. Law professor Jesse Richardson discussed conservation easements. Kimmi Lewis offered a rancher’s opinion on CE. And Ric Frost, a policy analyst, spoke about the impact considerations of conservation easements.