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.