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Hubbard board votes for county to oversee conservation easements

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Hubbard County took a giant step toward land conservation Wednesday when its commission pushed to begin overseeing conservation easements.

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The move, spearheaded by board chair Lyle Robinson, will result in the county's Environmental Services department drafting a set of rules for the administration of such easements,that preserve natural areas for the benefit of the public.

Robinson, an avid ATV supporter, seemed an unlikely candidate to back such a move, but he and the board want a process in place so developers in the future can turn over wetland areas to the county to oversee.

For more on the story, pick up a copy of Saturday's Park Rapids Enterprise.

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