conserve your land
With our members, we help individuals, families, and entire communities protect their most cherished lands – deep woods, colorful meadows, clear creeks, and thriving farms. These places bring meaning to our lives, they support our incredible plants and animals, and they provide the food that sustains us. We can help you protect your favorite places – forever.
How do we do this?
The Land Conservancy can protect land by purchasing it, having it donated to us, or by using a tool called a conservation easement to protect land that is privately owned. A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or municipality that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. Easements do not necessarily apply to a landowner’s entire property, and every easement is unique to a property. Many easements allow agricultural or forestry uses.