PEC’s Land Conservation staff has assembled this easement packet filled with important information about conservation easements — including a sample PEC Easement and guidelines on how to proceed with donating a easement.
Dr. Sam Ahdoot placed her land in Rappahannock County under a conservation easement with The Piedmont Environmental Council in 2019. The easement was designed to have many public benefits, including the protection of clean water, restoration of native plant and wildlife habitat, and the scenic views from Shenandoah National Park and F.T. Valley Road.
Learn more about the tax benefits associated with donating a conservation easement.
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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.