Conservation Easements

Efficient & Effective

For more than four decades, The Nature Conservancy has been using conservation easements to protect more of a landscape from development than could be accomplished through outright purchase.

  • Conservation easements are one of the most popular conservation tools used by the more than 1,260 land trusts in the United States.
  • Conservation easements extend conservation dollars by protecting ecologically important private lands without using fee purchase, thus freeing limited funds for other projects.
  • Conservation easements target only those rights (such as subdivision development) necessary to protect specific conservation values (such as preserving bird migration routes).


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