Placing a conservation easement on your property is one of the most important decisions you will ever make regarding your land, and it will involve a lot of time and attention for you and your family to do it right. But by doing so, you will create a permanent legacy for your family, for the public, and for generations to come. And you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your land will remain forever open and undeveloped.
Though you are not required to provide public access to a conservation easement, your commitment to permanently retire some or all of your development rights is nonetheless a tremendous gift to the public. Whether you are protecting agricultural land for growing food or fiber, habitat to shelter wildlife in a shrinking world, or simply the beauty of the landscape that inspires and keeps us sane, it benefits everyone. In recognition of that public benefit, most landowners, at any income level, qualify for generous federal and state tax incentives.
The Hawk Conservation Easement, San Cristobal - Taos Land Trust has protected this 550 acre property since 1995.
If a donated conservation easement is not the right decision for you and your family right now, we can help you explore other conservation options for your land.
The links above will answer more of your questions about conservation easements and other conservation options. You can also contact us with questions at 575-751-3138 or email@example.com, or stop by our office in Arroyo Seco any time.