A conservation easement is a tool used to help you protect your land and to conserve the natural, scenic, or rural qualities of the land for today and for future generations.
For many landowners, a piece of property is much more than real estate. Your property may hold memories of where you grew up or raised children. It may be where you spend many happy hours with family and friends fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, and watching wildlife. It may provide the food that sustains you and from which you earn your living.
A conservation easement might be right for you if you want to protect your land while continuing to own, use, and live on it. These agreements can also allow you to pass it along to heirs or sell the property to a new owner.