The use of cultural easements for the protection of historic resources in Georgia
Fullerton, Christopher Todd
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As the preservation movement devotes greater efforts toward ensuring more comprehensive protection for historic resources, interest in private land-use controls has risen. The General Assembly of the State of Georgia first authorized the creation of façade and conservation easements in 1976, paving the way for their use by local nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and other qualifying organizations. A survey of preservation-related individuals in Georgia indicates that conservation easements are already in widespread use, with even greater usage expected in the near future. Several types of federal, state, and local tax incentives, as well as other motivations, have spurred on this growth in easement creation. Recommendations for improvement in easement programs include better acquisition and monitoring strategies and collaboration with organizations sharing similar goals, such as environmental conservation groups.