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Conservation Easements

Mineral Evaluation

Ducks Unlimited asked EOR to evaluate the status of the mineral rights of a property being considered for a Conservation Easement. Regulations for donated conservation easements allow a tax deduction only if the conservation purpose is protected in perpetuity or the possibility of mineral extraction is negligible. EOR's mineral resource evaluation determined the probability of future mining and extraction of minerals found on the site.

Client Benefits

  • Reduced costs by using an extensive, existing site evaluation data.
  • Evaluation found limited potential for extracting minerals from the site.
  • Discovered that an environmental review was required due to onsite lakes and wetlands.

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