A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.

replantUS will then cede the “ownership” of the easement to a Land Trust. We are seeking Board Members for this. I’d like to call it Patchwork Forest Land Trust, to represent the idea of a new national forest spread out in small patches all over the country.

I don’t believe any member of replantUS should belong to the leadership or be employed by Patchwork Forest. That includes me. Maybe one seat on the Board of Directors, but a seat that can never be an officer of the non-profit. Seems ‘swampy’ to belong to both organizations.

Please send me an email if you would be interested in serving on this Board, especially if you are near Lake Superior, although that isn’t required. Experience is a plus since this is new to me.