Does a CR mean that the public has access to my land?

Although public access is often the simplest way for the Grantor to demonstrate a clear public benefit, the public has no right to access or use the property unless that right is specifically granted in the CR. Each CR is very detailed in this regard. CRs granted to protect a trail obviously allow access, but may restrict such access to foot traffic only — walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Others may also permit horseback riding and cycling. CRs protecting rare plants or sensitive wildlife habitat may prohibit all public access.

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1. What is a CR?
2. What is a “Grantee” and why is this necessary?
3. Can a CR be removed?
4. Why are CRs put in place by landowners ?
5. What are the tax benefits of a CR?
6. Does a CR mean that the public has access to my land?
7. I want to do some work on my property, and I want to make sure I’m not violating the terms of the CR. Whom should I contact?
8. How common are conservation restrictions?
9. I know someone else who may want to grant a CR on their property. How do they get started?
10. What is CRAC?
11. Why does CRAC inspect properties?