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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. A conservation easement donation that meets federal tax code requirements can qualify as a tax-deductible charitable donation.

If you are a landowner and you want to protect your land, let us know. Fill out this form and our conservation team will be in touch if we think it’s a good fit.

If you are from a local government and want to work with the Land Conservancy, give us a call at 716-687-1225

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ABOUT US

The Western New York Land Conservancy is an accredited regional not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 land trust that works with landowners, municipalities, and other organizations to help them conserve their most cherished natural areas and working farms. 

CONTACT

716-687-1225

P.O. Box 471

East Aurora, NY 14052

info@wnylc.org

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