Step 2: Appraisal & Commitment
The Landowner provides LPOSC with a title commitment for the property, and arranges for a conservation easement appraisal to be completed by a certified conservation easement appraiser. If a mortgage exists on the property, LPOSC requires that landowners obtain a subordination, assuring the process may continue.
With the title commitment (and subordination, if necessary) on file and Grantor Agreement signed, LPOSC proceeds with hiring the consultants to conduct a minerals assessment of the property and a baseline report of the natural and manmade features of the property. LPOSC consultants are experienced in accurately reporting on and documenting the resources protected by LPOSC conservation easements.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is consulted regarding wildlife species and habitat as part of the baseline and conservation easement deed.