How are conservation easements monitored and enforced?

The Forest Society knows that the best way to prevent problems over conservation easements is to maintain a positive relationship and good communication with the landowners.  The conservation organization that holds the easement has the authority and obligation to ensure that the natural resources are protected in perpetuity.  Easement holders are responsible for regularly inspecting the site to make sure the property is maintained in compliance with the easement.  If activities on the land violate the agreement, the easement holder may take action to halt the damaging activity.