Conservation Easement Stewardship Program
Authors: Lawrence Stipek, Christopher McCarthy, Kristin Brown
Loudoun County has over 61,000 acres of permanent open space easements. In 2013, staff began work with members of conservation organizations to create a process to monitor eased properties and ensure that easement terms continue to be met.
GIS has been essential to this process. ArcGIS was used to create, inventory, map, and maintain easement data. ArcGIS Online was used for interactive mapping, and will be used for fieldwork. Staff will use image analysis to identify change over time.