LESSON: The How & Why of Conservation Easements in the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie
Students will read and answer discussion questions in background article explaining how conservation easements work and why landowners would want them. Includes numerous special vocabulary terms.
Follow-up activities include vocabulary matching of terms in article, classification exercise of activities allowed or not allowed in a typical easement agreement, and overall review questions.
The student will define conservation easements, understand their ecological importance in the Flint Hills, and interpret their legal effect on landowners.
Social Studies (esp. Government, Economics, Kansas/Oklahoma Studies), Language Arts - reading, writing, speaking, Science - Environmental Studies
Conservation Easement - Lesson Guide
FAQ - Conservation Easement (article - reading)
Vocabulary - Matching
Vocabulary - Matching - KEY
Classify Land Use Activity
Classify Land Use Activity - KEY
Review Questions - KEY