About the App
When monitoring your Conservation Easements, it’s critical to collect all the relevant data to ensure that the monitoring visit meets legal standards. Use this easement monitoring form as is or as a template to create your own form to use as you monitor your conservation easements. Deploy the app to volunteers or staff remotely and have the ability to perform immediate review of the visit. Make sure your volunteers or staff are collecting the correct information the first time.
Contact & Site Visit Information
Conservation Easement Name
Landowner/Manager Mailing Address
Date of Site Visit
Weather and ground conditions
Reviewed conservation easement deed before visit?
Contacted landowner/manager before visit?
Met with landowner/manager during visit?
Landowner/manager participated in site walk?
Others present during site walk?
Walked trails/woods roads?
Walked road frontage?
Boundary Clarity, Issues & Posting
Land Trust Signs
Describe the boundary condition including status of flagging/blazing, presence of conservation easement signs, posting against uses and any other issues found.
Observations & Questions
Detailed narrative of your visit
Did you observe evidence of any major natural alterations (flooding, fire, blowdowns, other)?
Did you observe evidence of any human-caused alterations (new structures, trails, dredged ponds, agricultural use, timber harvest, trash dumping, soil erosion, signs other)?
Did any existing structures appear to be used for a new purpose?
Did you observe activities related to easement’s Reserved Rights?
Did you observe or learn of any third-party activities or plans (such as abutters, town, public users) that affect or have potential to affect the property?
Is there anything staff should double-check or consider further, in the event that it might apply to the conservation easement?
Any additional observations (such as significant ecological features, recommendations for next visit)?
Does the landowner have any questions or concerns?
List questions and your responses.
I have completed this Monitoring Field Form based on my personal site visit observations.