C. Conservation Agreement Compliance Monitoring

  1. Adopt a written policy and/or procedure for compliance monitoring of conservation agreements that establishes consistent monitoring protocols and recordkeeping procedures
  2. Monitor each conservation agreement property at least once per calendar year
    1. If the land trust uses aerial monitoring, conduct on-the-ground monitoring at least once every five years
    2. Promptly document the outcomes of annual compliance monitoring activities for each conservation agreement, including communications to and from owners of conservation agreement properties
    3. Conduct on-the-ground verification in a timely manner for any suspected violation or breach of conservation agreements