Why Conserve Land?
“We’ve all decided that it’s the best thing to happen to the land.”
Anna Neville, donor of Mill River Falls Natural Area
Few gifts are as enduring as the conservation of land. The protection of land through a conservation easement ensures that a property will be protected from development in perpetuity. This helps to maintain a balance between nature and development and ensures that future generations will be able to enjoy the natural qualities of the land. Conserving land can also financially benefit individuals and families, qualifying them for certain tax deductions.
Every landowner conserves their land for different reasons. Read our Autumn/Winter 2012 newsletter article about why Bob and Ann Buermann decided to work with the Land Trust to conserve their Paradise Bay Farm.
If you would like more information about land conservation options or would like to discuss possible means of conserving land in Vermont or New York, please call our office at 802-862-4150 or email Executive Director Chris Boget at
. We would be more than happy to talk you through the process.