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. 

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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Conservation Easement Stories: Dr. Sam Ahdoot

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Who Accepts Conservation Easements / How Do I Get Started?

Choosing the right organization is essential for you and your property ...
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What are the Tax Benefits?

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