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Water and Land Conservation: Water Rights for Colorado Conservation Professionals

This presentation was made by Michael F. Browning, CWT Board member, on March 19, 2014 at CCLT's Conservation Excellence 2014. The presentation covers topics immediately useful to land conservation organizations including water rights due diligence, water rights appraisals, baseline water inventories, stewardship of water rights, and model language for conservation easements that encumber water. Other topics include an introduction to instream flow protection and how it can be incorporated into easements and conservation activities.

Michael F. Browning made a very similar presentation at Colorado Coalition of Land Trust's Conservation Excellence in 2013. This 2014 version contains additional information.

Water and Land Conservation: Water Rights for Colorado Conservation Professionals