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Model Declaration of Public Trust with Commentary

This set of model documents and accompanying commentary helps local governments to formally dedicate lands to public purposes, reserve portions for other purposes, and clarify what are and aren’t appropriate uses of the land. The materials include an option to grant a conservation easement to a qualified holder as added protection for the land. WECONSERVEPA IS FINALIZING A NEW EDITION OF THIS GUIDANCE. THE LATEST DRAFT IS PUBLISHED HERE BECAUSE, ALTHOUGH A DRAFT, IT DOES IMPROVE ON THE 2018 EDITION. (Note that WeConservePA also publishes a model declaration to protect government-held conservation easements. See https://library.weconservepa.org/library_items/2249)