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What is a conservation burial ground?

The Green Burial Council has developed a rating system for green burial grounds, which divides the types of green burial locations into three categories, one of which is a conservation burial ground. 

Conservation burial grounds have the strictest standards of the three types of green burial grounds. In addition to meeting the requirements of the natural burial ground, a conservation burial ground must be owned by, or operated in conjunction with, a government agency or a nonprofit conservation organization that is recognized by the IRS as a public charity and has been in business for at least five years.

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