We take a multi-pronged approach to conservation. Engaging and educating the local community on the benefits of open space, setting an example as good stewards, and using a variety of tools to preserve remaining land are how we work to protect open space. One of those tools is the conservation easement.
According to our friends at the Land Trust Alliance, a conservation easement is: “...a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.”
So what does that mean? It means an agreement between the land owner and the land trust, or a government entity, to conserve the land, often permanently. These agreements come in different forms and packages, and are as varied as the landscape they protect. At LTTV, we hold conservation easements on farmland, wetland, and foothills land. Want to know more? Check out other tools in the toolbox here.
You can also contact us any time with questions. We love to talk shop!