Adverse possession is a common law that allows a person to acquire title to real property without mutual agreement by the parties. Adverse possession is confusing, complicated, and can often be very emotional. While it is relatively rare, our easement stewards frequently get asked questions about it.
We have prepared a handoutregarding adverse possession, which includes steps you can take to protect yourself from it.
The primary objective of our stewardship program is to preserve the conservation values of those lands protected by conservation easements. Ensuring compliance with the terms of each easement is critical to meeting this objective. The Forest Society is prepared to legally defend and enforce our easements when necessary. Legal enforcement, however, is a remedy of last resort. Our program is most successful if compliance is voluntary.