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. 

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Free Easement Packet for Landowners

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 ...
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Farmer Cliff Miller

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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Barboursville Vineyards

Why Should I Donate a Conservation Easement?

Your land matters to you and future generations ...
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Who Accepts Conservation Easements?

Who Accepts Conservation Easements?

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

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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Tax Benefits

Tax Benefits

Learn more about the tax benefits associated with donating a conservation easement ...
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Property Tax Benefits

Property Tax Benefits

Depending on your locality, you might be eligible for reduced property taxes ...
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Federal Income Tax Deduction

Federal Income Tax Deduction

Generally, the largest of the financial incentives ...
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State Income Tax Credit

State Income Tax Credit

One of the most generous state income tax credit programs in the country ...
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Estate Tax Benefits

Estate Tax Benefits

An easement can significantly lower estate taxes ...
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