When in Rome: Quick History of Land Trusts

For those who live, work, and play in the Eastern Sierra, its easy to know why people want to preserve and protect this unique place.  Conservation Easements, used by the ESLT and other land trusts, are a handy tool to do just that (www.easternsierralandtrust.org/Pages/Agreements.htm).  However, unbeknownst to many is that land trusts and conservation easements are home-grown, American ideas.  Who can’t appreciate something as American as land conservation?  While the ancient Romans [...]