Jessica E. Jay

Conservation Law, P.C. is a land conservation law firm devoted to protecting working landscapes and environmentally significant lands in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West through the use of perpetual conservation easements.

Jessica Jay, the founder and principal attorney of Conservation Law, P.C., represents landowners and easement holders to conserve land using durable, enforceable, and flexible perpetual conservation easements drafted to anticipate changes over time. Ms. Jay is dedicated to ensuring the permanence of such land conservation through sound conservation transactions and the defense and enforcement of perpetual conservation easements.  The first consultation is free; please feel free to contact Jessica Jay at Conservation Law, P.C. by phone at 303-674-3709, or by email by clicking this link. 

In addition to the practical work of assisting landowners and easement holders to protect land through the use of perpetual conservation easements, Ms. Jay also collaborates with the conservation community over the enforcement, defense, and permanence of perpetual conservation easements. She assists the conservation community to develop and implement legal defense and enforcement mechanisms for perpetual easement holders, and to design new conservation easement incentives.  Ms. Jay guides conservation professionals, easement holders, and landowners in national educational workshops, and the next generation of land conservationists through land conservation law courses, which she teaches at the Vermont Law School and the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, for which courses she was invited to author a textbook.

Ms. Jay’s expertise and perspective, shaped by years of research, publication, teaching, and practice of land conservation law, informs courts, legislatures, regulators, and policymakers. Ms. Jay is a member of the Land Trust Alliance’s Conservation Defense Network, and serves on the Land Trust Alliance Conservation Defense Advisory Council, which advises the Alliance on matters involving the enforcement, defense, and permanence of perpetual conservation easements. She publishes extensively on land conservation law topics, and her seminal research and publication of approaches to land trust risk management over a decade ago provided the model for the newly created Terrafirma Risk Retention Group LLC insurance service, led and designed by the Alliance to provide defense and enforcement resources for land trusts owning land and holding perpetual conservation easements.

DISCLAIMER:  The information provided here is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

Contact Jessica E. Jay

Conservation Law, P.C
Attorney at Law
52 Meadowlark Dr
Evergreen, Colorado  80439
Phone: 303-674-3709
Fax: 303-674-3715


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Legal Defense And Enforcement Of Conservation Easements