Lands Protected by Easement Properties under protective easement have restrictions that run with the deed on the land. The current and all future owners are obligated to follow these restrictions. The terms of the easement are very specific and are unique to the property. SMHT is obligated to see that the terms of the easement are not violated. Annual inspections document the status of the property. The property may or may not have a trail for public use.
Lands Held as Reserves A Reserve is a property which may be owned by SMHT and which is maintained by active conservation management practices such as periodic mowing, establishing trails for public use, selective harvesting and managing specific growth areas and or crops. Reserves may be covered by a conservation easement which determines the uses allowed on the property. SMHT distinguishes the from a Preserve, where there is no active management of the property, i.e. let nature take its course. Reserves are open from dawn to dusk. There is NO overnight parking allowed.