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What is a stewardship, land management or conservation plan?

A stewardship, land management or farm conservation plan sets forth the parameters for how some or all of the premises will be used. It’s not obligatory, but it’s a valuable tool for both parties. The plan could conform to a particular format such as a Conservation Plan prepared by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, or an Organic System Plan required for organic certification, for example. A stewardship plan might be customized for the parties to the lease, spelling out their shared objectives for treating the natural and built features of the premises. A lease might refer to a plan (as a lease attachment or not), who is responsible for preparing it, and the process by which the parties review and update it.  See the Land Use Stewardship Fact Sheet.

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