Metadata for Montana Conservation Easements, 2020 Metadata for Montana Conservation Easements, 2020
Identification Information:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 12/31/2020
Title: Montana Conservation Easements, 2020
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage:
Larger Work Citation:
Title: Montana Conservation Easements
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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: 12/31/2020
Currentness reference: publication date
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

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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.

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

Definition of
Attribute Value
0 Unknown
10 US Government
11 US Bureau of Land Management
12 US Bureau of Reclamation
13 US Fish and Wildlife Service
14 National Park Service
15 US Forest Service
16 US Dept of Agriculture
17 US Army Corps of Engineers
18 US Dept of Defense
20 State of Montana
21 Montana State Trust Lands
22 Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
23 Montana University System
24 Montana Dept of Corrections
25 Montana Dept of Transportation
26 Montana Dept of Natural Resources Water Projects
30 Local Government
31 County Government
32 City Government
40 Bureau of Indian Affairs Trust Land
41 Blackfeet Tribal Lands
42 Crow Tribal Lands
43 Salish and Kootenai Tribal Lands
44 Fort Belknap Tribal Lands
45 Fort Peck Tribal Lands
46 Northern Cheyenne Tribal Lands
47 Chippewa-Cree Tribal Lands
48 Turtle Mountain Alloted Lands
52 Plum Creek Timber Company
60 Private Land Trust
61 The Nature Conservancy
62 Montana Land Reliance
63 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
64 Ducks Unlimited
65 Boone and Crockett Club
66 Five Valleys Land Trust
67 Flathead Land Trust
68 Gallatin Valley Land Trust
69 Prickly Pear Land Trust
71 Bitter Root Land Trust
72 Blackfeet Land Trust
73 Mid-Yellowstone Land Trust
74 Vital Ground Foundation
75 The Bighorn Institute
76 National Wildlife Federation
77 Rattlesnake Land Trust
78 Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy
100 Montana Conservation Trust
101 Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
102 The Conservation Fund
103 Mule Deer Foundation
104 American Prairie Foundation
105 Kaniksu Land Trust, Inc
106 Institute of the Rockies
107 American Farmland Trust

Attribute label: EaseDate

Attribute label: GISAcreage

Attribute label: DateEntered

Attribute label: DeedRef

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

Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266

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.

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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 12/31/2020
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

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