Metadata for Montana Conservation Easements Metadata for Montana Conservation Easements
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 02/02/2024
Title: Montana Conservation Easements
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library (MSL)
Online linkage: http://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/Cadastral/ConservationEasements/
Larger Work Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 02/02/2024
Title: Montana Conservation Easements
Online linkage: https://mslservices.mt.gov/Geographic_Information/Data/DataList/datalist_Details.aspx?did=63eaa3d0-d205-11e6-9598-0800200c9a66

Abstract:
Montana lands with conservation easements. This layer shows private lands parcels on which a public agency or qualified Land Trust has placed a Conservation Easement in cooperation with the land owner. According to State Law (Montana Code Annotated 76-6-207) easements must be recorded in the county where the land lies. The county clerk and recorder shall provide a copy of the conservation easement to the Department of Revenue office in that county within 30 days. The Montana Department of Revenue updates this dataset typically once a month.

Map features in this data set are not intended as a legal depiction of public or private surface land ownership boundaries and should not be used in place of a survey conducted by a licensed land surveyor. The data are derived from the Montana Cadastral parcel layer.
Supplemental information:
This data set is a work in progress; it contains errors of omission and errors in current attributes.

Please note that this dataset contains information on surface status only. The dataset contains no information about ownership or status of the mineral estate.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 02/02/2024
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance and update frequency: Continually
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Point of contact:
Montana State Library
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


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Data Quality Information:
Completeness report:
This data set is a work in progress; it may contain errors of omission and errors in current attributes.

Data are updated as information becomes available. Delays between changes in land status and their inclusion in this layer can vary from a few weeks to over a year depending on the source of the information.


Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
The Conservation Easement Data is based on the Bureau of Land Management's Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB). The BLM collects the GCDB Public Lands Survey System data on a township basis. The survey boundaries are delineated by computing the geographic positions of township, section, aliquot part, government lot, and special survey corners. Horizontal control positions from published sources and geographic positioning system (GPS) observations are added and the GCDB grid is adjusted using the least squares method of adjustment to determine the best geographic positions for the survey points.

Horizontal Accuracy varies throughout the data: Scale is dependent on the positional accuracy of the GCDB.

Lineage:
Source information:
Originator: Montana State Library
Title: Montana Cadastral Mapping Project
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library

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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: ConEasement

Attribute label: UniqueID

Attribute label: EaseHolder


Attribute
Value
Definition of
Attribute Value
Unknown Unknown
US Government US Government
US Bureau of Land Management US Bureau of Land Management
US Bureau of Reclamation US Bureau of Reclamation
US Fish and Wildlife Service US Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service National Park Service
US Forest Service US Forest Service
US Dept of Agriculture US Dept of Agriculture
US Army Corps of Engineers US Army Corps of Engineers
US Dept of Defense US Dept of Defense
State of Montana State of Montana
Montana State Trust Lands Montana State Trust Lands
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Montana University System Montana University System
Montana Dept of Corrections Montana Dept of Corrections
Montana Dept of Transportation Montana Dept of Transportation
Montana Dept of Natural Resources Water Projects Montana Dept of Natural Resources Water Projects
Local Government Local Government
County Government County Government
City Government City Government
Bureau of Indian Affairs Trust Land Bureau of Indian Affairs Trust Land
Blackfeet Tribal Lands Blackfeet Tribal Lands
Crow Tribal Lands Crow Tribal Lands
Salish and Kootenai Tribal Lands Salish and Kootenai Tribal Lands
Fort Belknap Tribal Lands Fort Belknap Tribal Lands
Fort Peck Tribal Lands Fort Peck Tribal Lands
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Lands Northern Cheyenne Tribal Lands
Chippewa-Cree Tribal Lands Chippewa-Cree Tribal Lands
Turtle Mountain Alloted Lands Turtle Mountain Alloted Lands
Plum Creek Timber Company Plum Creek Timber Company
Private Land Trust Private Land Trust
The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy
Montana Land Reliance Montana Land Reliance
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Ducks Unlimited Ducks Unlimited
Boone and Crockett Club Boone and Crockett Club
Five Valleys Land Trust Five Valleys Land Trust
Flathead Land Trust Flathead Land Trust
Gallatin Valley Land Trust Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Prickly Pear Land Trust Prickly Pear Land Trust
Bitter Root Land Trust Bitter Root Land Trust
Blackfeet Land Trust Blackfeet Land Trust
Mid-Yellowstone Land Trust Mid-Yellowstone Land Trust
Vital Ground Foundation Vital Ground Foundation
The Bighorn Institute The Bighorn Institute
National Wildlife Federation National Wildlife Federation
Rattlesnake Land Trust Rattlesnake Land Trust
Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy
Montana Conservation Trust Montana Conservation Trust
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
The Conservation Fund The Conservation Fund
Mule Deer Foundation Mule Deer Foundation
American Prairie Foundation American Prairie Foundation
Kaniksu Land Trust, Inc Kaniksu Land Trust, Inc
Institute of the Rockies Institute of the Rockies
American Farmland Trust American Farmland Trust

Attribute label: EaseDate

Attribute label: GISAcreage

Attribute label: DateEntered

Attribute label: DeedRef

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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Montana State Library
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
The user of this data agrees to release the Base Map Services\Montana State Library (BMS\MSL); its officers; directors; agents; employees; and those acting on its behalf from all debts; claims; and liability of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the data. Please be aware that these data are constantly being changed and updated. Rather than distribute the data to second parties; please refer interested parties to BMS\MSL for the most recent version of the data. These data do not imply public access to any lands. This data set is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind. BMS\MSL makes no representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to the accuracy or completeness of this data set and assumes no responsibility for the suitability of this data set for a particular purpose; and MTNHP will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of errors in this data set.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI File Geodatabase
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Online option:
http://ftp.geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/Cadastral/ConservationEasements/
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 02/02/2024
Metadata contact:
Montana State Library
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


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