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     1-19B-56.   Conservation easements--Definitions. Terms used in §§ 1-19B-56 to 1-19B-60, inclusive, mean:
             (1)      "Conservation easement," a nonpossessory interest of a holder in real property imposing limitations or affirmative obligations the purposes of which include retaining or protecting natural or open-space values of real property, assuring its availability for agricultural, forest, recreational, or open-space use, protecting natural resources, maintaining or enhancing air or water quality, or preserving the historical, architectural, archaeological, paleontological or cultural aspects of real property;
             (2)      "Holder":
             (a)      A governmental body empowered to hold an interest in real property under the laws of this state or the United States; or
             (b)      A charitable corporation, charitable association or charitable trust, the purposes or powers of which include retaining or protecting the natural or open-space values of real property, assuring the availability of real property for agricultural, forest, recreational or open-space use, protecting natural resources, maintaining or enhancing air or water quality, or preserving the historical, architectural, archaeological, paleontological, or cultural aspects of real property;
             (3)      "Third-party right of enforcement," a right provided in a conservation easement to enforce any of its terms granted to a governmental body, charitable corporation, charitable association, or charitable trust, which, although eligible to be a holder, is not a holder.

Source: SL 1984, ch 280, § 1.


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