In many ways, a conservation easement is a document that establishes the landowner’s vision for the land. The land trust works with current and future landowners to steward the land as the easement donor envisioned and if necessary defend that vision now and into the future.

Conservation easements are legal agreements that a landowner voluntarily negotiates with a qualified land trust or government program. The conservation agreement establishes the landowner’s commitment to limit development of their land to conserve the property’s natural values.  Learn more