NM governor signs bill for conservation easements

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed The Natural Heritage Conservation Act, SB 186. The Associated Press reported March 9, 2010, ā€œ[the] new law will allow the state to acquire conservation easements from farmers, ranchers and other landowners to ensure that the property is not developed.ā€ The Act also establishes a fund that can attract federal funding, private donations, and other sources of revenue. See Gov. Richardsonā€™s press release at http://www.governor.state.nm.us/press/2010/march/030810_01.pdf.

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