2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 47: Property Law
Article 12: Land Use Easements, 47-12-1 through 47-12-6
Section 47-12-2: Definitions.
As used in the Land Use Easement Act:
A. "holder" means any nonprofit corporation, nonprofit association or nonprofit trust, the purposes or powers of which include retaining or protecting the natural or open space values of real property, assuring the availability of real property for agricultural, forest, recreational or open space use, protecting natural resources or maintaining production uses of real property;
B. "land use easement" means a holder's nonpossessory interest in real property imposing any limitation or affirmative obligation the purpose of which includes retaining or protecting natural or open space values of real property, assuring the availability of real property for agricultural, forest, recreational or open space use or protecting natural resources; and
C. "third-party enforcement right" means a right expressly provided by the parties to a land use easement empowering a specifically identified nonprofit corporation, nonprofit association or nonprofit trust that, although eligible to be a holder, is not a holder, to enforce any term of the easement. No party shall have any third-party enforcement right unless that right is expressly provided for in a land use easement.
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