Scenic Deed Easement Act Updated:08/2013

The Scenic Deed Easement Act (SEDA) is a California law that allows local governments to accept and become holders of scenic easements from private landowners. It is located in the California Government Code §§ 6950–6954. 

Enacted in 1959 this is one of the first type of easements that was created to preserve scenic and aesthetic values on private lands, while also keeping the land in private ownership. 

However, no only must conservation easements recognized under SEDA fufill the national requirements for a qualified conservation easement, it must also be for the specific purpose of protecting scenic and aesthetic values. 

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