Intro to Conservation Easements

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. 

What is a Conservation Easement?

A conservation easement is a land preservation agreement between a landowner and a governmental or non-profit conservation organization that places permanent limits on the future development of a property in order to protect the conservation values of the land. The easement may also specifically protect natural, scenic or historic features of the property.

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What are the Public Benefits of Conservation Easements?

Protection of clean air, water, productive farms and forests, historic resources, wildlife habitat and more. 

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Why Should I Donate a Conservation Easement?

Your land matters to you and future generations.

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How Do I Donate a Conservation Easement?

There are several steps necessary to crafting an easement that best suits a property.

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Who Accepts Conservation Easements?

Choosing the right organization is essential for you and your property.

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Tax Benefits

Learn more about the potential property, state income, federal income and estate tax benefits.

Tax Benefits

Free Easement Packet

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