The transfer of farms, ranches, and other open space lands by inheritance or sale has rapidly increased and is expected to continue. For properties protected with a conservation easement, land trusts need to be prepared to address the various issues arising from these transfers. This session will cover certain legal and stewardship issues related to the conveyance of land to a successor landowner, including due diligence requests from brokers and prospective buyers, confidentiality obligations, estoppel certificates and unique issues arising from the death of a landowner. The speakers will discuss relevant statutes and cases as well as tips for handling real estate brokers, prospective buyers, lenders and heirs. The session materials will include sample estoppel certificate language and other recommended disclosures and conservation easement provisions.