News from May 2012

Study Examines Conservation Easements and Effect on Land Values

May 24, 2012 | Posted by AB NAWMP

Conservation easements have long been used by conservation agencies as a tool to protect wetlands and their associated upland habitat, and to mitigate their loss.

In a recent study, Chad Lawley and Charles Towe of the Department of Agribusiness and Agriculture Economics at the University of Manitoba, examined the impact of permanent habitat conservation easements on agricultural land values in the prairie pothole region of southwestern Manitoba.

The results of their research have recently been published in a project report titled “Implicit Prices of Habitat Conservation Easements.”

Click on the link below to download a copy of the report and learn more.

Implicit Prices of Habitat Conservation Easements (PDF 389 KB)