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Lincoln Inst. of Land Policy publishes VARD paper

VARD staff publish research paper with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and begin researching a second paper. 

In 2010, Western Lands and Communities, a joint venture of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute, contracted with VARD for legal research on development entitlements throughout the Rocky Mountain West.  For over a year, VARD staffers Anna Trentadue and Chris Lundberg researched the fundamental statutes and regulatory structures in the states of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada as well as each state's statutory tools for dealing with obsolete developments. The goal of the paper was to identify tools that might translate well from state to state as each deals with obsolete and premature subdivisions. 

This research culminated in the production of a working paper entitled Subdivision in the Intermountain West that was recently published in the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy research library.

Click here to view of a copy of Subdivision in the Intermountain West. 

VARD has now been contracted by Western Lands & Communities to draft a second research paper, Teton County: Lessons Learned which will focus on the tools utilized to address Teton County's present-day challenges with an abundance of obsolete subdivisions. This research will also produce a working paper to be published in the Lincoln research library.

To learn more about Western Lands and Communities, click here.




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