The Sangre de Cristo mountains frame this view of wetlands on Baca Ranch, a 97,000-acre TNC property with significant natural values, including wetlands, sand dunes and high-elevation forests, that lies within the San Luis Valley and adjacent to the Conservancy's Medano-Zapata Ranch and the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado. © J. D. Marston
How it works
- You transfer your residence, farm, or vacation home to The Nature Conservancy subject to a life estate.
- You continue to live in the property for life or a specified term of years, while continuing to be responsible for all taxes and upkeep.
- The property passes to The Nature Conservancy when your life estate ends.
- You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of the appraised value of your property.
- You can terminate your life estate at any time and take an additional income tax deduction.
- You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now that benefits The Nature Conservancy later.
Information that may interest you ...
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