Landowner Guide

Considerations for Gas Leasing: Avoiding and Minimizing Ecological Harm From Natural Gas Development is a document that provides practical information and recommendations for what a conservation-minded landowner may want to consider when entering into a gas lease. The guide focuses on four areas that the Conservancy feels have the most value and importance:

  • natural landscapes and fragmentation
  • protection of water quality
  • preservation of wildlife habitat
  • site restoration and management

(This document is an update of an earlier document titled Conservation Guidance for Landowners on Natural Gas Development.)