The benefits of a conservation easement depend on what the landowner and the Land Trust agree to include. Potential benefits to the landowner include:
- Reduction in estate and/or property taxes.
- Charitable income tax deduction if all or part of the easement is donated.
- Cash income if all or part of the easement is purchased by the Land Trust.
- Future flexibility for adding structures to your land.
- Ensuring that your land is forever protected.