Protecting Conservation Easements. S2224 (Sosnowski) & H 7171 (Walsh) Jud. Protects land trusts and other non-profit organizations that hold conservation easements from third party lawsuits to enforce the conservation easement. In essence, this bill clearly states who has standing to file a lawsuit regarding a conservation easement. This bill is trying to address a problem that is popping up in other states where neighbors that are having a dispute are using conservation easements as a weapon in those disputes. The result is that the organization that holds the easement ends up with expensive legal fees defending their easement and their position enforcing the easement.