A joint Congressional committee has recommended reducing or eliminating tax breaks for conservation easements. The policy details around this stuff are somewhat technical, but it’s very big — and very bad — news in the world of land trusts, and should be of concern to any enviro. Over at Nature Noted, your one-stop-shopping location for all matters land trust related, Pat Burns is all over it. Start with his January archive and just keep scrolling.

Update [2005-2-4 12:44:40 by Dave Roberts]:More from Jon Christensen.