Conserving Your Land

Conserving Your Land

Find out more about permanently protecting your land with a Conservation Easement. 

Intro to Conservation Easements

An easement is a voluntary land preservation agreement between a landowner and a land conservation organization, designed to protect the agricultural resources, forest resources, scenic open space, or wildlife habitat that may exist on a property. 

Learn about the public benefits of easements, reasons you may want to donate, the tax implications, and who you might work with on an easement donation.

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Resources for Professionals

Information for Attorneys, Accountants, and other Professionals -- summary of State and Federal Tax Incentives. 

More Land Conservation Information

Conservation Questions?

Our Land Conservation Staff work throughout the Piedmont.

Find the staff person nearest you.

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2013 Conservation Update

Check out our annual Land Conservation publication for new opportunities.

2013 Issue

Free Easement Packet

Important information about conservation easements -- including a sample PEC Easement and guidelines on how to proceed with donating a easement.

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