COURSE LEVEL: Basic/Overview
Surface Use and Access designed to familiarize land professionals with surface rights and the myriad issues associated with acquiring, exercising, and preserving those rights. It focuses on why, when, what rights may be needed, and how to research and protect existing rights. It discusses a variety of surface-related contracts and their use. There is commentary on easement valuation, damage claim investigation and resolution, and the challenges of governmental permitting. Finally, it examines the criticality of building relationships with regulatory agencies and the public.