We are always interested in a good conservation project, and this one fit perfectly into our goals as a land trust. That being said, it wasn’t easy. Most every conservation project, whether it be a conservation easement, land acquisition, or some other form, has its ebbs and flows, and Eagle Bend was no exception.
There were times we weren’t sure the deal was going to take place. The mineral rights were held by a third party company, which can be a deal breaker if the company doesn’t want to relinquish them. Luckily, they did. At the end, he deadline was very tight, but with everyone digging in, we signed the papers on December 31, 2019!