- How often should a property be inspected?
Monitoring inspections should be conducted once a year, within a specified schedule: Year One should occur within 334-455 days of closing on the property. Year Two should occur 270-445 days after the previous monitoring. Inspections will continue on an annual basis within a 45-day window of the previous year's date.
- Who is authorized to conduct monitoring inspections?
The Stewardship Program authorizes representatives of the land trust associated with acquisition of the property, or staff with the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
- Who should I contact if I am interested in donating a conservation property or easement to the state?
Contact the Stewardship Program director Will Summer at (919) 707-9127.
- Is there a letter authorizing the land trust representative to enter the property to conduct an inspection?
A letter from the Stewardship Program director to the property owner is available here.
- What is a Baseline Documentation Report?
A sample Baseline Documentation Report (BDR) is available here.
- What are the Endowment fees for properties and easements donated to DENR?
Effective July 1, 2011, the Endowment fee is $1,076/acre per 15A NCAC 02R .0402. Endowment fees will increase every July.
- What are the Standard Operating Procedures for NCDENR Stewardship Sites?
Effective July 5, 2012, this SOP applies to all projects that provide mitigation for impacts authorized by Department of Army permits.