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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Camp Kulaqua ensures land never will be developed by creating conservation area

Published 7/25/2008
...the development rights on almost 200 acres of Camp Kulaqua-owned property that borders the Santa Fe River is being bought via a $1.4 million land conservation easement.

A land conservation easement strips the development rights on a piece of land but allows the ownership and some rights of the land to remain with the seller and its descendants.

The Alachua County Commission approved the purchase on July 8 and now all the two parties have to do is sign the agreement.

Purchasing land conservation easements is a cheaper way of preserving land than if the land was bought outright, Buch said, adding that the easements also allow the preservation of land that an owner would otherwise not want to sell but still wants to protect.

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