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James W. Sewall




Public Benefits into Perpetuity- The Challenge and the Opportunity

Nongovernmental organizations have emerged as major investors and stakeholders in fee purchase of lands and/or buyers of limited rights in lands. Some fee lands are purchased and held for conservation or traded for ecologically significant purposes. Easements have been purchased on other lands to prevent development. Myriad combinations of transactions are occurring and many are held into perpetuity. Huge sums of money and multiple social and economic interests are engaged.

Integrated Natural Resource Solutions

Sewall has a unique combination of professional services to address these often very complicated transactions. We will:

  • Map the resource
  • Accurately measure area and estimate timber volumes
  • Advise on appraised value before and after easements
  • Propose management options and audit for compliance
  • Manage the information flow of legacy and dynamic resource data
  • Advise on easement monitoring
  • Serve database and information management needs via web-based solutions

The Benefits

Sewall solutions enable stakeholders to identify and develop mutually acceptable agreements for concluding successful conservation purchases, by providing:

  • Accurate data for sound decision making and better planning
  • Documentation for philanthropic benefactors
  • Objective third party advice
  • Credible, auditable results for private investment/public policy formulation
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More Info

Expert appraisal and inventory services and natural resource consulting

Natural resource mapping

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Bret Vicary, PhD,
Vice President
207 827 4456

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